Festival Noize: High Elevation, Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic, Houston Open Air

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Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival, San Manuel Amphitheater, Devore, Calif.

Headbangers rejoice!  The first installment of High Elevation Rock Festival features Avenged Sevenfold, Volbeat, Chevelle, Pierce The VeilMinistryKillswitch EngageAnimals As Leaders and Sevendust.

The Denver party is set to run for 11 hours of non-stop music on dual stages Sept. 10. The venue, the 17,000-capacity , features views of the Rocky Mountains, with pit, lawn and seated ticketing.

Hotel packages can be purchased for groups of two or four, and discounted four-pack admission will available for active military through Govx.com.

The ticket presale starts May 18 at 10 a.m. MDT, followed by the general onsale May 20 at 10 a.m. More information is available at HighElevationFestival.com.

returns to Circuit of The Americas in Texas this year. The celebration will includes Willie Nelson himself,Brantley Gilbert, Jamey Johnson featuring special guest Alison Krauss, Leon RussellLee Ann WomackShakey Graves and more. More than 20 artists will perform on two stages. 

The all-day event will also have a number of picnic tables set up for fans to enjoy the holiday while they soak in the performances. The 4th of July Picnic will conclude with a fireworks display.

A number of Willie-themed VIP packages are available with “Outlaw,” “Trigger” and “Shotgun” deals. The event also provides visitors with the opportunity to explore Austin, which also hosts the annual  festival and has plenty to amuse festivalgoers looking for places to eat or hang out when the show is over.

There is a presale on May 18 and once those tickets are gone, everyone else can buy on May 20. Check out WillieNelson.com for more details.

The brand-new Houston Open Air bills itself as a “music, whiskey and gourmet man food festival” and is set for Sept. 24-25 at .

Along with Avenged Sevenfold and Alice in Chains, the shindig features performances from Deftones, Chevelle, SlayerAnthraxThe Cult, Ministry, Alter BridgeGhost, Pierce the Veil,  and Sevendust.

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The Tabernacle, Atlanta, Ga.

VIP tickets include access to a bar, beverage and food options, special viewing areas, restrooms, and a laminate.

Ticket sales will benefit the Greater Houston Storm Relief Fund to assist those affected by recent floods in the area. More information on this fund is available at HoustonRecovers.org.

Danny Wimmer Presents has had success with events such as Chicago Open Air and founder Danny Wimmer said the company hopes to establish a music and food experience that will live in the market for many years to come.

An early bird ticket special will be available May 17 at 12 p.m. CDT and the public onsale starts May 20, also at noon. HoustonOpenAir.com is the place to go for more information on this festival.