Rocklahoma Goes Bionic

ZZ Top, Godsmack, Buckcherry and Tesla are just some of the bands appearing at this year’s , scheduled for Memorial Weekend in Pryor, Okla., as organizers revamp the annual event to include a broader mix of classic, current and up-and-coming acts.

Along with the aforementioned bands, other groups appearing at the 3-day festival include Cinderella, Chevelle, Stone Sour, Theory Of A Deadman, Saliva, Saving Abel, Adelitas, Aranda and Burn Halo with more to be announced.

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Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion, Raleigh, N.C.

“As life-long residents of ‘Baja, Oklahoma,’ Dusty, Frank and I are looking forward to making the northward trek to Pryor in May,” ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons said. “The idea of sharing the stage with so many great, cutting-edge bands out there today is most appealing. It’s like rock ‘n’ roll summer camp; does that make us campers or counselors?”

Members of the corporate side of the event also had a few things to say about this year’s event.

“Where else can the ultimate rock fan see this many artists for under $100?” Rocklahoma president Mark Nuessle said. “And for our VIPs to be able to eat and drink for free, at their leisure, as part of the inclusive VIP experience? These are elements that really make Rocklahoma a one-of-a-kind rock experience.”

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Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, New York

Scheduled for May 28-30, three-day passes start at $95 and go on sale Feb. 27 through the Rocklahoma Web site, along with VIP packages, options include seat upgrades and camping add-ons. Just click here for more info.