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...

Vic Fuentes and Living the Dream Foundation make dreams come true

Vic Fuentes of Living the Dream Foundation

Jason Turner, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

The Living the Dream Foundation (LTDF) recently announced Pierce the Veil’s Vic Fuentes as their CEO and co-chairman. The organization was established in 2007 by Scottie Somers to create #DreamDay experiences for children and young adults fighting life-threatening diseases. Experiences may include meet...

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...

Yes, punk rock has rules

The Interrupters at The Orpheum

Jason Turner, Staff

March 22, 2019

As Kevin Bivona, guitarist of The Interrupters (www.wearetheinterrupters.com), told people at the Orpheum on March 9, the first rule of punk is to pick people up when they fall down. The Interrupters played a sold-out show along with opening acts Masked Intruder and Rat Boy. Starting with “A Frien...

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....

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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