The new venue is the Rock ‘N Rev Amphitheater located at Monkey Rock USA near the Glencoe Campground. What’s that? You say you never heard of the Rock ‘N Rev Amphitheater? Well, maybe that’s because they have yet to build it.
But they’re working on it. Rock ‘N Rev’s new owner, HDlogix and the event’s producer, DC3 Global, announced they are beginning construction immediately on a 25-acre site at the Monkey Rock grounds. They better hurry. Rock ‘N Rev’s first night is Aug. 9, less than three weeks away.
If you’re curious as to what Monkey Rock USA is all about, a visit to their website described the facility as a “professional European-styled leisure concept that serves select North American markets with its unique delivery of food, beverage and live adult-themed entertainment venues.”
And if that still leaves you with a few questions, a June 2010 press release announcing Monkey Rock had gone public described the company as “a U.S.-based retail leisure development stage company positioned to service the greater North American motorcycle rally industry.”
Why the change of plans causing Rock ‘N Rev to switch venues from Glencoe to Monkey Rock? Simply put, money. Or lack thereof. The Rapid City Journal reported that DC3 Global failed to pay the rental fee for Glencoe, resulting in the campground pulling its participation.
In addition to newly announced headliners Guns N’ Roses and Daughtry, Rock ‘N Rev also features Stone Temple Pilots, Godsmack, Creed, 3 Doors Down, Hinder, Three Days Grace, Wolfmother, Eagles Of Death Metal and Hellyeah.
For more information, click here for the Rock ‘N Rev website, here for the Monkey Rock USA website and here for the Rapid City Journal article.