ROCKLAHOMA Draws Crowd Of 60,000 Music Fans From All Over The U.S.

Article Contributed by ASHTON-MAGNUSO… | Published on Thursday, September 7, 2023

With a massive crowd of over 60,000 music fans from across the United States and 5,000 campsites took over Pryor, Oklahoma September 1-3, Rocklahoma has retained its reputation as America’s Biggest Labor Day Weekend Party.

Among the memorable performances during the nonstop three-day weekend were headlining sets from Godsmack, Pantera and Limp Bizkit, the latter of whom included a tribute to the late Jimmy Buffett during their set on Saturday night, hours after the passing of the famed “Margaritaville” singer. As well, Rob Zombie, Bush, Chevelle, Corey Taylor, Daughtry, Theory Of A Deadman and many more top rock and metal acts delivered hit-filled sets throughout the weekend that lived up to the festival’s motto of “Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Rock.” Rocklahoma also was notable for being the second-to-last performance of the band KIX.

The festivities launched Thursday, August 31 with the Rocklahoma Kick-Off Party that featured performances from Warrant, L.A. Guns, BulletBoys and Voodoo Moonshine.

There was also the crowning of Miss Rocklahoma 2023 on Friday night, with the honor going to Dani Ward from Edmond, OK. The contest has been a time-honored part of Rocklahoma since it was founded in 2009. Rocklahoma was hosted by Eddie Trunk, who received a special Citation Award during the weekend from the Oklahoma State House of Representatives for his contributions to rock music globally and his contributions to the state of Oklahoma.

Rocklahoma was proud to have raised over $80,000 in on site donations for the non-profit Pryor Area Foundation.  The foundation promotes community and area beautification, rural economic and esthetic development and community volunteer projects for disadvantaged public-school students in and around the Mayes County area.

Details for Rocklahoma 2024 will be coming soon, including details about the renaming of the festival grounds to Rockin’ Red Dirt Ranch. Stay tuned to the official festival social media channels and for the latest information.