River City Rockfest | May 27, 2017 | San Antonio, TX
One of the hottest music festivals to hit Texas returned this past Saturday May 27th in San Antonio, TX at the AT&T Center. River City Rockfest kicked off the summer with a ground breaking attendance. 27, 950 souls gathered under the Texas’ skies for a day filled with festivities. From sharing a cold one with fellow friends, to watching “freak wonders” at the HellzaPoppin Circus Sideshow Stage, it was sure a night of wonders…oh and did I mentioned kickass bands performing live?! With over 20 bands performing it was a no brainer that River City Rockfest was going to try to go all out on the headliner, and it did just that. From Buckcherry, to Papa Roach, to Godsmack, and to close the show with Def Leppard, Rockfest 2017 went down in history as one of the hottest events off the year…literally. The Line up consisted of bands like The Heroine (which opened this year’s festival), Blacks Stone Cherry, Rival Sons, Nothing More (hometown favorites), Three Days Grace, Papa Roach and many more. With such an amazing lineup it was no surprise there were over 27,000 people in attendance. Despite the weather being over a 100 degrees thefts kept rocking, nothing was going to stop them. The Pretty Reckless, Three Days Grace, Papa Roach, The Offspring, and Godsmack were getting the crowd warmed up for the headliner Def Leppard. Anxiously waiting for Def Leppard, the crowd started chanting for them, they wanted to get some sugar! Def Leppard gave the fans what they wanted. They performed all of their hits. Bringin’ on the Heartbreak, Pour Some Sugar on Me, Rock of Ages, and Photograph were among the 17 song setlist. Despite the weather being a..well a Texas weather, and the countless of hours that people spent in the festival, it was definitely one of the funnest, and best experiences those 27,000 people got to experience. River City Rockfest surpassed all expectations, and now we see why its one of the hottest music festivals of the year.
Photos by Daniel Martinez