AVENGED SEVENFOLD, DEFTONES, SLAYER, ALICE IN CHAINS Set For HOUSTON OPEN AIR Festival

AVENGED SEVENFOLD, DEFTONES, SLAYER, ALICE IN CHAINS Set For HOUSTON OPEN AIR Festival

AVENGED SEVENFOLD, DEFTONES, SLAYER, ALICE IN CHAINS and CHEVELLE are among the confirmed bands for the first annual Houston Open Air music, whiskey, craft beer and Gourmet Man Food festival, set to take place Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25 at NRG Park in Houston, Texas.

Houston Open Air is the brainchild of Danny Wimmer Presents, a Los Angeles promotion/production company which is responsible for some of the biggest rock festivals in America, including Aftershock, Rock On The Range, Welcome To Rockville, Fort Rock, Carolina Rebellion and Louder Than Life. Their partnership with concert giant AEG has curated the World's Loudest Month festival series, spanning eight festivals and half a million rock fans across five consecutive weekends in April/May.

"We're excited to bring a new rock festival to Houston," Danny said. "I have been looking at Houston for years. The market has all the elements needed for a unique destination festival: a strong rock community, a vibrant food scene, and a love of great whiskey and craft beer. We’re looking forward to bringing the Houston market a full festival experience with top rock bands, showing the rest of the country all that Houston has to offer, and helping to showcase some of the reasons that the Washington Post named Houston as one of the top five food cities in America."

Given the devastation caused by the recent flooding, Houston Open Air festival organizers are in talks with the Houston Mayor's Office to highlight local disaster relief efforts and fundraising. Details of this program will be announced along with the lineups.

The full list of Houston Open Air music, whiskey, craft beer, and artist-inspired beverages, as well as the Gourmet Man Food lineup, will be revealed on Monday, May 16 at noon CDT with early bird festival ticket discounts available Tuesday, May 17 at noon CDT via the Houston Open Air web site.

NRG Park is located at One NRG Park in Houston, Texas.

For more information, visit www.HoustonOpenAir.com.

houstonopenairposter_638

COMMENTS

To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).