Avenged Sevenfold, Alice In Chains Top Bill For First Houston Open Air Festival, September 24th-25th
May 16, 2016 at 11:57 AM (PT)
AVENGED SEVENFOLD and ALICE IN CHAINS top a lineup of over 35 bands for the first-ever HOUSTON OPEN AIR, SATURDAY and SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24th and 25th at NRG PARK in HOUSTON. The two-day extravaganza, produced by DANNY WIMMER PRESENTS, who produce ROCK ON THE RANGE, WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE and NORTHERN INVASION, among others -- will also feature performances from DEFTONES, CHEVELLE, SLAYER, THE CULT, MINISTRY, ALTER BRIDGE, GHOST, ANTHRAX, PIERCE THE VEIL, OF MICE & MEN, SEVENDUST, BARONESS, HELLYEAH, SICK PUPPIES and more on three stages.
A rolling discounted EARLY BIRD on-sale for weekend General Admission tickets begins TUESDAY, MAY 17th at NOON (CDT) at www.HoustonOpenAir.com. A limited quantity of EARLY BIRD tickets will be available at $89.50 and $99.50, while supplies last. VIP Weekend tickets will also be available for $234.50.
Single day and weekend tickets will go on sale to the general public on FRIDAY, MAY 20th at NOON (CDT).
In light of the recent flooding in the HOUSTON area, a portion of the proceeds from all tickets sold will benefit the GREATER HOUSTON STORM RELIEF FUND, established by HOUSTON Mayor SYLVESTER TURNER to accept flood relief donations that will stay in the community and aid the victims of the recent storms. To donate or learn more, visit www.houstonrecovers.org.
DANNY WIMMER PRESENTS CEO DANNY HAYES said, "HOUSTON OPEN AIR has been in the works for almost a year now. It’s awkward to announce a major music festival in a city that has experienced such recent hardship and, in fact, we delayed our announcements out of respect for what the city has endured. But at the same time, our festivals are about highlighting the strengths (or sometimes the needs) of our host city. There’s no more important way to do that right now than to support Mayor TURNER’s efforts to help HOUSTON recover from this spring’s flooding and we will be incorporating this message throughout our launch campaign.”
Founder DANNY WIMMER added: “HOUSTON is one of the country’s biggest rock markets and, when combined with the impressive food scene happening here, it's a natural location for a DWP festival. We're thrilled to have such a diverse first-year lineup. With the inclusion of an incredible food experience and the JACK DANIEL'S WHISKEY ROW, we are kicking off a powerhouse experience that will live in the market for many years to come!”