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Kid Rock to headline star-studded second edition of River City Rockfest

Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Jason Hook (left) and bassist Chris Kael are shown at the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest last Aug. 2 in Austin.
Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Jason Hook (left) and bassist Chris Kael are shown at the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest last Aug. 2 in Austin.
JAY NANDA / San Antonio Metal Music Examiner

Kid Rock will lead a slew of hard rock and heavy metal big shots announced today for the second annual River City Rockfest at the AT&T Center.

Kid Rock was announced today as the headliner for the second annual River City Rockfest on Sat. May 24 at the AT&T Center.
Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images

Sharing the main stage with the Motor City headliner on Sat. May 24 will be Five Finger Death Punch, Deftones, Seether, Black Label Society, Killswitch Engage, and Black Stone Cherry (see slideshow, top left). Headlining the second stage will be Hellyeah along with Redlight King, Skindred and San Antonio's Nothing More, The Heroine, and Lynnwood King and the Revival in addition to Truck Fighters, Texas, Mark Morales, Donella Drive, Kyng, Slowlikefire, Lonely Horse, Butcher Babies and Eve To Adam.

Kid Rock (left), fresh off playing golf at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am that was won yesterday by Boerne resident Jimmy Walker in Pebble Beach, Calif., last released Rebel Soul on Nov. 19, 2012.

The Rockfest made a solid 12 1/2-hour debut on Memorial Day Sunday in 2013. Guns N' Roses headlined a huge stage in the parking lot with Alice In Chains, Bullet For My Valentine, Halestorm, Skillet, Asking Alexandria and Young Guns. The second stage was headlined by All That Remains with Clutch, The Sword, San Antonio's Memory of a Melody and soon-to-be repeat alums The Heroine and Texas. Performances did not overlap. When one band finished on its stage, another immediately began playing on the opposite stage.

This year's lineup is arguably bigger than 2013's. Although several of these main-stage acts are no strangers to San Antonio, the River City Rockfest provides a chance to see them all outdoors in the city's biggest available concert venue on the same day.