Loudwire: Inaugural Scars and Stripes Festival to Feature 3 Doors Down, Asking Alexandria, Pop Evil + More

Inaugural Scars and Stripes Festival to Feature 3 Doors Down, Asking Alexandria, Pop Evil + More

20 Apr 2017

Publication: Loudwire   |   Author: Chad Bowar   |   (View original article)

The number of American rock and metal festivals seems to grow each year. Another new festival will pop up this year with the inaugural Scars and Stripes Festival, which is being held June 3 in Las Vegas, Nev. at the Downtown Las Vegas Event Center.

Discounted tickets will be initially available to active duty military, their dependents and veterans, and then the general public. Veteran services organizations in the Las Vegas area such as Pets for Vets will benefit from the proceeds.

Headlining the festival will be 3 Doors Down. Frontman Brad Arnold says, “Vegas has always been a great city to us, we have fond memories of shows there. When we were asked to headline the inaugural Scars & Stripes Festival in support of veterans and Pets for Vets we were immediately in! Our military and veterans are near and dear to our hearts and a big part of why we do this. We look forward to a great day of rock n’ roll with Pop Evil and many other great bands. See you June 3rd!”

The rest of the lineup includes Asking Alexandria, Hellyeah, Pop Evil, 10 Years, Adam Gontier, Otherwise, Shaman’s Harvest, Devour the Day, Charcoal Tongue, Lansdowne, Moscow and Chrysalis.

Otherwise guitarist Ryan Patrick says they are looking forward to playing the event in their hometown. “The first time we ever played a big concert like this in Las Vegas, the momentum of our careers was super charged,” says the musician. “Now, to not only be on the bill for the inaugural Scars & Stripes Festival but to also be a part of the incredible team putting this massive show together is game-changing. Performing for our nation’s military is always the utmost honor for us.”

Tickets are on sale now. For all the details, go to the festival’s official site.