Jacksonville Florida Loses Another Major Music Festival
Jacksonville Florida is under siege at the moment. As the city is dealing with the Jacksonville Landing situation, the city lost yet another music festival as Danny Wimmer Presents announced that WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE, the long standing music festival held in and around Metropolitan Park will move in 2020 to Daytona and be held at the Daytona International Speedway.
“I love my hometown, and I’m really proud of what Rockville accomplished in its nine years in Jacksonville,” festival organizer Danny Wimmer said. “Unfortunately, there was no longer a space at Metropolitan Park for us to deliver the kind of festival experience that Florida’s rock fans deserve.”
Since the battle over downtown and stadium area started, the city of Jacksonville has lost The Big Ticket, another of DWP shows and the Jacksonville Funk Festival losing the city Millions in revenue and taxes.
The move to the Daytona International Speedway follows a recent $400 million renovation of the venue. The Speedway will be able to accommodate even larger crowds than the past few years’ 90,000-plus attendees.
Rockville’s tenth year will take place May 8 through 10, 2020. For more information, go to Welcome to Rockville‘s website.