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Device | Rockfest Kansas City | May 11th, 2013

Have you ever been to Rockfest in Kansas City, MO? If the answer is yes, we’re already on the same page. If the answer is no, you’re severely missing out. Imagine 55,000 pumped up rock fans, 15 awesome bands, and 12 hours of musical madness.

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Sevendust performing live at Rockfest Kansas City.

Sevendust | Rockfest Kansas City | May 11th, 2013

55,000 fans, 15 bands, and 12 hours of nonstop rock music? I will always jump at the chance to say, “Hell yeah I’m in!” to an opportunity like that. This face-melting experience is found every year in Kansas City, Missouri at Rockfest.

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Ted Nugent and Derick St Holmes sharing the stage at Starlight Theater.

Ted Nugent | Starlight Theater | May 10th 2013 Kansas City

Ted Nugent has been shredding the music scene for nearly half a century. He began with Amboy Dukes in the mid 1960s, and over the past 50 years, Nugent has carved his distinctive guitar style into musical stone, building an expansive, solid fan base.

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Hinder performing a live set during the Kansas City Throttle Fest as part of Michael Ballard and the Full Throttle Saloon experience.

Hinder | Michael Ballard’s Throttle Fest 2012 Kansas City

In 2012 and again in 2013 I had the extreme luck of being one of the few, the chosen­••an official Full Throttle Saloon photographer for owner Michael Ballard in Sturgis, South Dakota. Let me tell you, South Dakota plus Casey Drahota and tons of band photography equals a LOT of fun and some really entertaining rock portraits and commercial shots.

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Nice crowd taking in the Mike Zito and the Wheel set at the 2013 Blues From the Top music festival located in Winter Park, Colorado. 6/30/2013 © Casey Drahota

Blues From the Top 2013 | Winter Park Colorado | June 27th-30th 2013

I have always been a huge Blues music fan, Stevie Ray Vaughan started it for me back in the day. I was always fascinated by how Stevie could make noises come out of his guitar like very few others could do.

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Rockfest Kansas City main stage with Staind and Aaron lewis performing live.

Staind | Rockfest Kansas City | May 31st 2014

Well-known rock band Staind has been going strong for two decades. The group was formed in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1994. Lead singer Aaron Lewis plays rhythm guitar alongside lead guitarist Mike Mushok and bassist Johnny April.

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Aaron Lewis of Staind performing at 98.9 the Rock's Rockfest 2014 located in downtown Kansas City.

Signs that you might be a Concert-Attending D-Bag

Aaron Lewis’s profanity-laced rant at Rockfest 2014, Kansas City’s famous all-day music festival, went absolutely viral after he called out male Rockfest goers for inappropriately touching what appeared to Aaron Lewis to be an underage crowd-surfing female.

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Papa Roach performing at Rockfest 2013 in Kansas City Mo.

Papa Roach | Rockfest Kansas City | May 11th 2013

Rockfest in Kansas City is a music festival that has been held every year for as long as I can remember. The festival is put on by local radio station, 98.9 the Rock and consists of 12 hours, 15 bands and around 60,000 people; it’s considered the largest one day music festival in America. Rain or shine, Rockfest Kansas City is an event to be experienced.

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Sevendust acoustic Midland Theater Kansas City

Sevendust | Midland Theater Kansas City | April 24th 2014

It was Friday, March 24th of the year 2000 when I had my first taste of the band, Sevendust. They were the opening band for Creed in a sold out show in Ames, Iowa. I was not prepared for the heavy metal I was about to witness. Sevendust came on stage and proceeded to rip into a head banging heavy metal frenzy and instantly got everyone’s attention.

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Train at Starlight Theater

Train | Starlight Theater Kansas City | July 20th 2013

Train is one of those bands that have a lot of really good songs. Even though I don’t really care much for pop music I consider myself a big fan of Train. I first stumbled upon Train with their live music dvd “Midnight Moon” back in 2001 or 2002 and was absolutely amazed with frontman Pat Monahan’s voice.

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