Friday, December 18, 2015

Rock N’ Derby for a Smashing Good Summer

What's more hardcore than metal on metal?  Crushing metal, both literally and figuratively, can be found by heading up towards Albany this summer for the Rock N’ Derby, held May 20-22 at the fairgrounds in Schaghticoke, NY.

Cars will be smashing into each other, as bands thrash on stage.  With three days of concerts and demolition derbies, they will be demolishing everything from cars designed in the themes of performing artists, to short buses, tractors, and more.  Plus, derby winners will be taking home $10,000.
 Five Finger Death Punch

Bodies slime against bodies, as people can smash into each other in mosh pits while bands like Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Halestorm, Megadeth, Sixx: A.M., Lamb Of God, Clutch, Anthrax, Ghost, Wolfmother, Sevendust, Dokken, Trivium, Memphis May Fire, We Came As Romans, Scott Stapp, Pop Evil, Thy Art Is Murder, Wild Throne, and Currents play.  More bands are being added to the bill; plus, there will be pre- and post-concerts for the event.

 We Came As Romans
For more intense contact, human-on-human collisions will thunder with mud ridden wrestling matches all weekend long. With Battle Royales, Tag Team, and State Pro Championship matches, expect to witness history in the making. Wrestling matches will be featured all weekend in the Wrestlin' Shack.


 Pop Evil

Pitch a tent and stay inside the camping area; guests will have access to electricity, showers, and running water will also be available in designated areas. Campers will have daily access to the festival site and demolition derby, and connections are available.  Camping prices are 2 person (10x30) $120.00, 4 person (20x40) $180.00, 6 person (20x40) $200, 6 person RV (20x40) $225.00 (no hook up), and 6 person RV (20x40) $325.00 (with hook up).  Additional parking is $29.99, a 10x10 tent with sides is $150, cots are available for $65, sleeping bags $40, and locker rentals are $20 per day or $50 for the weekend.


 Thy Art Is Murder

Weekend General Admission Tickets start at $119, Two-Day General Admssion starts at $89.99, Demolition Derby General Admission for a single day is $29.99.  Children tickets for 12 and under, with children under 16 needing a guardian to attend, starts at $29.99 for a single day, $54.99 for two days, and $74.99 for the weekend.   

VIP packages are available.  RV Package for $6,599.99, with only 11 AVAILABLE, includes six VIP Weekend Passes & Lanyard, $250.00 in Stock Food & Drink (alcohol served to 21+ only), Gift Box of Festival Merch, Access to Monster Energy Artist Bar'n, Artist Meet and Greet, Pre & After Party Access, six Pit Passes for Demo Derby, and six Festival Sleeping Bags.
The Cabana Package for $3,499.99, with only 10 available, features six VIP Weekend Passes & Lanyard, six pack of Craft Beer per day, Gift Box of Festival Merch, Access to Monster Energy Artist Bar'n, Artist Meet and Greet, Pre and Post Party Access, and six Pit Passes for Demo Derby.

Like its sister event Food Truck & Rock Carnival, ROCK'N DERBY will include more than 20 scattered food trucks and other mobile culinary vendors, along with several staple Schaghticoke Fair eateries, offering a wide variety of delicious eats and providing 24 hour food options.  The Village Of Barns & Brews will include multiple bar locations with some of the finest micro and macro brews the region has to offer. Specialty barns will host a movie theater, a bar, VIP activities, a laser light show, and various sponsor activities.

For more information on ROCK'N DERBY, including FAQ, directions, parking tips, hotel information, vending and more, please visit:,,, and

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