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ROCKLAHOMA 2014

Rocklahoma is a three day festival put on by AEG Live and it is always held Memorial Day Weekend in Pryor, Oklahoma. What used to be a pasture, is now where the largest music festival in Oklahoma is held. The Rocklahoma line up changes from year to year, but several bands are regulars to the Rocklahoma grounds and stages. It makes those who follow the bands the opportunity to meet them during this three day long festival. While the variety of music and genres is becoming more vast, but maintaing the common thread of Rock N Roll.

Kid Rock
©Helen Orcutt Photography 2014
©Helen Orcutt Photography 2014

With plenty of live music, vendors of all sorts, VIP tent and of course we cannot forget the Merchandise Tents. There are always free samples from Monster, while supplies last and Hard Rock has a wheel to spin for prizes, while supplies last also. This year Cracker Jack had bins of their new Spicy mix. They brought thousands of bags for everyone to try. Thousand Foot Krutch was given handfuls to take with them as they left. Making them ready with snacks for their flight to Canada the next morning.

Each year there are the familiar faces and those that you shake your head at and wonder how they are allowed to leave the house. But each and everyone in attendance are all there for the same reason, ROCK N ROLL MUSIC. Who better to start the Main Stage this year than Black Stone Cherry. The hit they stage at 4 PM CST and the weather was a mild 81 degrees, which was unusually cool for Memorial Day weekend, but the music was hot!

The Healiners: Friday night brought Five Finger Deathpunch, Saturday night the amazing Staind and Sunday night Kid Rock rocked the entire festival grounds!

INTERVIEWS: The Chimpz: Rocklahoma is filled with bands from all around the world. Many return year after year and they are always ready to talk with us in the Media Tent as well as anywhere onsite. Returning once again to the Axis Stage at Rocklahoma are California native band The Chimpz. They have some big news and want everyone to be informed that until the release of their new album on in mid June, they have made it possible for fans to go to their website and request a free download of their single War Machine. Time is running out so send your request this weekend. The big news is the fact that they will be at the BOK Center in mid October for Battle Grounds MMA. They will walk out with the fighters!
Writing the theme song for the MMA fight was easy for them. They were already in the studio recording their album when they were asked to write the theme song. They were mad at each other that day, making it an easy one hour job of writing. MMA enthusiasts and The Chimpz fans are in for a real treat. Check out their website and their Facebook page to stay up to date with all of their release dates and when they will be coming to your city.
www.thechimpz.com

NICNoS: OKC native band played on the Axis Stage today at Rocklahoma. They are about to have an album release in OKC and Tulsa soon. A name is everything, so where did their originate? Funny story, they were on stage and asked what their name was and they said, "I don't know, Nick knows." It stuck and here they are playing at Rocklahoma! No set Genre, the play everything. From jamming, fiddle playing to Rock and Blues. They consider themselves a melting pot. www.thenicnos.com Just a thought, Van Halen & The Rolling Stones started out as a local band. NICNoS may be the next Van Halen?