On Memorial Day weekend, thousands
of rockers put on their band tees and lined up to enter the first-ever River
City Rockfest at the AT&T Center grounds.Although there were concerns about
the weather interfering with festival attendance, a little rain did not stop
the show, and the sun made an appearance by mid-afternoon.
Three stages hosted bands including
Guns N’ Roses, Alice in Chains, All That Remains, Clutch, Asking Alexandria,
Bullet for my Valentine, Skillet, Halestorm and San Antonio’s very own The
Heroine and Memory of a Melody.Battle of the Bands competition
winner Texas kicked off the one-day festival at the JC Fodale Stage to commence
the inaugural year of the rockfest created by Spurs Sports & Entertainment.
The crowd was full of energy as Grammy
award-winning rock band Halestorm walked onto the Bud Light main stage.
There was a lot of excitement and
crowd surfing as Halestorm put on a great show for their fans. An acoustic
stage was also available at the Morris Center that provided shade, relaxation
and some great acoustic sets if any attendees needed a breather from the loud
rock music. A variety of food trucks offered
delicacies for festival goers to enjoy while multiple tents were set up on the
grounds to tender refreshing beverages to the fans.As the day started winding down, it
was time for headliners to begin taking the stage. Fans crowded around the main
stage as they eagerly waited for Alice in Chains and Guns N’ Roses to perform.
An enthusiastic attendee, Crissy
Wylie, concluded her time at the festival saying, “The venue was great and the
lineup was amazing. The acoustic stage was a great place to relax when needed.
Overall, one of the best concerts I’ve ever been to!”The first River City Rockfest proved
a success with fans ready for another rock-filled festival in 2014. After a
great day of music, fans will surely hope to see more from the River City Rockfest