Aftershock Festival @ Discovery Park – 10/22-23/2016
Saturday October 22nd kicked off the fifth annual Monster Energy Aftershock Festival. The two day festival drew a sold out crowd of 50,000 people over the two days at the beautiful Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA. With 35 bands and three stages, Afterschock’s line up was packed with rock and metal legends, newcomers and some great European bands that rarely get to the US. Tool treated the fans to a rare festival Performance to close out Saturday night while Avenged Sevenfold closed out the festival Sunday night. Other notable performances over the weekend included Slayer, Korn, Primus, Disturbed and Anthrax.
Zakk Wylde had one of the more memorable performances with his band “ZAKK SABBATH” playing an all Black Sabbath set. Anthrax played a mid-afternoon set that would have blown the roof off of any indoor arena. Scott Ian and company were on fire, rolling thought a blistering set of Anthrax hits. The sound on each stage was pretty near perfect as Aftershock’s backline crews and the bands crews did an amazing job at keeping things moving as the sets times were right on schedule. This has was definitely one of the most organized and smooth running festivals to date, with great location, great line up and organization.
The stages told some great history as some of these veteran bands have been doing this for over 25 years. The fans really did get their money’s worth with Monster Energy Aftershock. The VIP Experience brought fans who upgraded a few extra benefits such as some great food trucks such as Cousins Maine Lobster truck. There also was an area fans could sit and lounge on some comfortable couches and watch the concert on several big screen TVs, defiantly worth the cost.
Monster Energy Aftershock showcased California’s Capital Cities “Farm to “Fork” status by offering free samples of locally grown fruit to festival participants. Monster Energy Aftershock Festival is projected to impact the California Capital city region exceeding $10 million dollars. As part of the commitment to the Sacramento community, Monster Energy Aftershock made $10,000 donation to Stanford Settlement in the Natomas area to support youth programs and other neighborhood services. In addition festival goers contributed approximately $40,000 to charities like Take Me Home Animal Rescue and Fxck Cancer/Dyin 2 Live. Take Me Home Animal Rescue had a booth on site and fans could see directly what the charity was about. One of the awesome things noted at the vendor booths serving alcohol was all the tips left were going to local charities.
Monster Energy Aftershock keeps getting bigger and better every year. The generosity of the festival in giving back to the local community is a class act. This festival isn’t just the price of a ticket, it’s an avenue in supporting some great causes while seeing some of our favorites bands perform.
Monster Energy Aftershock is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents who produces some of the biggest rock festivals in America. Don’t miss the 2017 Monster Energy Aftershock Festival, you will not be disappointed.
Korn Photo Gallery
Ghost Photo Gallery
Slayer Photo Gallery
Anthrax Photo Gallery
Zakk Sabbath Photo Gallery
Avatar Photo Gallery
Meshuggah Photo Gallery
Disturbed Photo Gallery
The Pretty Reckless Photo Gallery
Motionless in White Photo Gallery