Rockville moves to Daytona

Kellin Quinn of Sleeping with Sirens, one of many bands set to perform at Welcome to Rockville 2020.

Jason Turner, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

This year marks significant changes for Welcome to Rockville. The tenth year of the festival brings a change that has surprised many, as Danny Wimmer Presents announced that the festival is moving from Jacksonville to Daytona Beach; the event will take place from May 8 through May 10. In the past...

Memphis May Fire speaks

Matty Mullins and Memphis May Fire at Disrupt

July 3, 2019

Johnny Torres Jr., a contributor to the Hawkeye, interviews Matty Mullins of Memphis May Fire.

Disrupt your life next week

Disrupt your life next week

Jason Turner, Staff

June 20, 2019

June 26 is the day. Come to MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre for the inaugural Disrupt Festival. Get there early so you can see Hyro the Hero. Set times can be found here. I will be there, so come say hello and tell me what you think. Here is more information: DISRUPT FESTIVAL Kicks Off This Friday, June 21st   With Pe...

Hyro the Hero disrupts mainstream rap

Hyro the Hero and his band

Jason Turner, Staff

May 11, 2019

Hyro the Hero says you should rock with him and his band because they have an “extreme, dope message about waking up the people.” At Welcome to Rockville, he and his band spoke with the Hawkeye about themselves and what is coming next for them. Hyro the Hero is a rapper backed by a rock band t...

Welcome to Rockville 2019

Welcome to Rockville 2019

Jason Turner, Staff

May 10, 2019

Thousands of music fans got together at Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville on May 3-5 for Welcome to Rockville. Even the rain on Friday and Sunday could not stop the bands and fans from having a great time. There was a wide variety of acts this year. Most music lovers were able to find something they li...

There’s a new festival in town

Andy Black is one of the acts to perform at DISRUPT.

Jason Turner, Staff

March 26, 2019

Get ready to be disrupted by a new traveling festival. This summer marks the beginning of The Rockstar Energy Drink DISRUPT Festival. There are 25 dates for the festival, which comes to the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on June 26. Tickets go on sale March 29 at 10 a.m. According to their website...

Find out what’s new and upcoming part 2

Jason Turner, Staff

February 27, 2019

It is time again to let you know about some upcoming music events. I am going to focus this update on live music. The Strawberry Festival runs from Feb. 28 to Mar. 10 this year. Perennial favorites Redhead Express and The Walker Boys will perform every day. Redhead Express plays at 11 a.m., 1 p.m....

Say goodbye to your childhood

Aimee Interrupter onstage at Warped 2018

Jason Turner, Staff

September 26, 2018

The final touring version of Warped Tour ended in West Palm Beach on Aug. 5. On Aug. 4, it made its stop in the Tampa Bay area at Mid-Florida Amphitheatre. For those who don’t know, Warped Tour has been a traveling music/lifestyle/activism festival since 1995. Kevin Lyman, the founder and organizer...

You may find your new best friend

Jason Turner, Staff

July 4, 2018

When writing some recent stories, I got to thinking about live music. Festival season is about to begin with Welcome to Rockville in Jacksonville. This is the last year for the Warped Tour as we know it. Slayer announced this will be their farewell tour. Evanescence and Lindsey Stirling are teaming up to presen...

Welcome to Rockville to return

The Charm The Fury played Welcome to Rockville in 2017

Jason Turner, Staff

November 21, 2017

It may be hard to believe, but the 2018 summer festival season is already being planned. On Nov. 6, the lineup for Welcome to Rockville was announced. Welcome to Rockville is considered by many to be the beginning of the summer festival circuit. It takes place in Jacksonville on the final weekend...

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