Much like whales or planets, Rock is in need of saving. That is why PDX Rock Fest is holding a daylong celebration/concert to "Save the Rock" after the disappearance of a Portland Rock radio station. Which station? Well, over the course of a 667-word (coincidence?) press release we just received, it does not once state the name of the station that disappeared. It's like all traces of it have been expunged from the record—like the existence of a UFO or something! (Coincidence?) Quoth the press release:
After the outpouring of a mixture of grief and anger at losing their only Active Rock station in Portland “PDX Rock Fest” is a rally point to “Save the Rock” and unite rock fans in Portland in a day long celebration outdoors on August 28th from 12PM TO 9PM at Washington County Fairplex.Hey, I like Rock! What bands are playing?
In addition to Korn are northwest legends Queensryche, soaring up and comers Five Finger Death Punch, multi platinum artists Chevelle, Hinder, All That Remains and from Guns N Roses and Velvet Revolver rock royalty Duff McKagan and his band Loaded.Well, is there anything we can do in the meantime to Save the Rock? As it turns out, yes there is:
There will be a “Save the Rock” rally from 7am-8am at the Paul Bunyan statue in North Portland on 5/12.I'm there! Nothing says "Rock" like getting up extremely early in the morning. Also, this allows ralliers to get to their jobs at the Dancin' Bare at 8 am sharp.
Full press release after the jump:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 9th, 2011
PDX ROCKFEST ANNOUNCES “SAVE THE ROCK” LINEUP
AUGUST 28TH 2011 AT WASHINGTON COUNTY FAIRPLEX TICKETS ON SALE 5/12/11
PORTLAND, OR —- After the outpouring of a mixture of grief and anger at losing their only Active Rock station in Portland “PDX Rock Fest” is a rally point to “Save the Rock” and unite rock fans in Portland in a day long celebration outdoors on August 28th from 12PM TO 9PM at Washington County Fairplex.
The Pre-sale is happening online now with the code PDXROCKS at TicketsWest and the General On Sale begins Thursday at all TicketsWest locations.
There will be a “Save the Rock” rally from 7am-8am at the Paul Bunyan statue in North Portland on 5/12.
Ledge Entertainment has announced PDX Rock Fest “Save the Rock” lineup starring multi platinum and multi Grammy winning artists KORN. Korn’s Jonathan Davis offered "We've always loved playing in Portland. We heard about the radio station going away and we wanted to help. We know there are some
die-hard Korn fans there and we are coming to support them and stand up for rock music."
The rest of the lineup is an incredible mix of new and old running the gamut of hard rock music. In addition to Korn are northwest legends Queensryche, soaring up and comers Five Finger Death Punch, multi platinum artists Chevelle, Hinder, All That Remains and from Guns N Roses and Velvet Revolver rock royalty Duff McKagan and his band Loaded. There will be more artists to be announced to fill out the 10 bands and 9 hours of music.
In addition all concessions this year will be held to just $5 and under making it an affordable day for PDX Rockers to unite in the celebration of the music they love.
Ledge Entertainment executive producer Mike Childs has produced numerous outdoor radio festivals in Portland and thoughout the Northwest offers “Our company has been a part of so many major outdoor festivals in Portland and the Northwest we completely believe rock lives and breathes in the hard working people of Portland and were saddened to hear of rock radio’s demise. We are truly excited, you can expect some of the best butt kicking rock bands of today to appear on “PDX Rock Fest” to knock out the pain that so many rock fans in Portland and the surrounding communities are experiencing right now.” There will also be surprise local guests worked in to the program of the day long festival.
WWW.PDXROCKFEST.COM TV Partner NW 32 TV and social media sites on Facebook and Twitter will be giving away tickets, meet and greet passes and VIP packages imminently. Joining in to help the “Save the Rock” cause will be several local merchants whose details will be available on the PDX Rock Fest website.
Ledge Entertainment is a specialist in producing hard rock radio festivals working with bands such as Slipknot, Godsmack, Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold and many others over the years. Ledge Entertainment will partner with world class production team of Bralco Group Inc. and long time legendary production man Ray Steinman. Ray Steinman has produced some of the largest concerts in the country including the biggest electronica festival in the world Ultra Music Festival in Miami.
Tickets for “PDX ROCK FEST - SAVE THE ROCK” will be available online at www.ticketswest.com and at all Ticketswest outlets
Godsmack’s Sully Erna raved about playing in front of a capacity rock crowd in Portland in 2010 and Brent Smith of Shinedown stated, "It's all in a days work for a city that truly knows how to rock... Long live Portland, and long live PDX ROCK FEST!"