High Elevation Rock Festival 2017 – Day 2


The story of the second day of the High Elevation Rock Festival might have been the weather. Two days earlier the weather was hot and in the 90’s and for the second day of the festival it was chilly and rain. The rain did not start up until later afternoon but once it started it never let up.

But for those who are diehards, the music never stopped and there was plenty to enjoy on this day. For the fans that came out early there were great bands to see such as Red Sun Rising, DED, and Radkey.

Steel Panther took the stage just as the rain came down and they provided the fans with their blend of 80’s glam rock and comedy banter. They are always good time as they provided some good fun music mixed in with some belly laughs.

Unfortunately we only made it over to the second stage one time but checked out Canada’s The Birthday Massacre. The rain was coming down steady during their entire set but they were super professional and played right through and sounded excellent.

The rest of the day we stuck with main stage and enjoyed sets from In This Moment and Stone Sour. In This Moment and lead singer Maria Brink brought a lot of energy and put on a dynamic live visual presentation.  Alternative rockers Stone Sour are currently touring in support of their newest release Hydrograd. Frontman Corey Taylor was as fiery as ever pacing back and forth on stage often jumping on the risers screaming and yelling at the crowd. Funky metal veterans Korn finished out the festival with a set of fan favorites hitting on all of their album releases including their newest The Serenity of Suffering.

Even though the crowds had thinned out as the second day of the festival ended, those diehard fans who braved the rain were treated to a great two days of rock and metal. We hope the festival returns again next year.