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FORT ROCK Festival: The Offspring headlines Fort Myers show April 14

Discounted pre-sale tickets on sale Feb. 20 to 23

February 19, 2013
Melissa Schneider - Editor ( , Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

Get ready for a rare Sunshine State performance from one of the greatest punk rock bands of all time, as The Offspring headlines Fort Myers' very first Fort Rock all-day music festival, taking place at JetBlue Park, 11581 Daniels Parkway, Fort Myers, Sunday, April 14, with music starting at noon and going all day and night, non-stop, until 11 p.m.

Prior to these mega California punk maniacs taking the stage, look forward for non-stop hits from Papa Roach, 3 Doors Down, Stone Sour, Volbeat, In This Moment, Excape the Fate, Device, Pop Evil, Otherwise, Mindset Evolution and others, jamming on two stages throughout the day.

The first of a hopefully annual event is hosted by local radio station 99X and Beasley Broadcasting (99.3-FM), Jagermeister, Monster Energy Drinks, f.y.e., Danny Wimmer Presents?and AEG Live.

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General admission tickets are only $44.50 (plus fees) and go on sale Feb. 23, but, if you can be quick enough, two pre-sale dates are scheduled, offering a select number of tickets for only $25 (Wednesday, Feb. 20) and $29.50 (Thursday and Friday, Feb. 21 and 22).

VIP passes are available for $89.50, which includes access to VIP areas; VIP entrance to venue; access to VIP lounge area, featuring dedicated bar, beverage and food service; premium viewing of the Main Stage (seated and standing areas), seated area with shade for dining, and private restroom facilities.

Four-pack party passes are also available for $130 (plus fees), which includes four general admission tickets.

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No-service-fee tickets may be purchased for $45 at the 99X/WJBX/Beasley radio station starting Monday, Feb. 25, at 20125 South Tamiami Trail, Estero.

This is an all-ages show. Children 5 years of age and under get in free with a paying adult. Parents are responsible for bringing hearing protection for their children.

No coolers, food, beverages, video cameras, audio recording devices, professional cameras or ones with removable lenses, chairs, umbrellas, weapons, musical instruments, backpacks, duffle bags, illicit drugs or drug paraphernalia, glass containers or pets are allowed at any time, with exception of service animals.

Blankets, cellphones, sunscreen and binoculars are allowed on premises. Gates open at 11 a.m., show ends at 11 p.m.

There will be a great amount of food, beer and drink vendors on-site, as well as band memorobilia and merch, and three ATMs are on-site for your convenience.

Heads up: food and beverages must be purchased with cash only ?no credit or debit cards.

For more information, to purchase tickets or for some general FAQs, visit

Stay tuned to the Beach Bulletin for additional upcoming Fort Rock happenings, as well as one-on-one interviews with some of the participating band members!



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