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Fort Myers Hosts Fifth Annual Fort Rock Festival, April 29 – 30

by Alison Large Ketcham on April 22nd, 2017
English rock group Def Leppard in concert. The group is one of the headliners at the fifth annual Fort Rock Festival.

One of the headliners at the fifth annual Fort Rock Festival is English rock band Def Leppard. Photo by Alisha Franxman.

Music and beach lovers will experience rock-and-roll heaven on earth at the Monster Energy fifth annual Fort Rock Festival, Saturday, April 29, and Sunday, April 30, at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers Beach, Florida. South Florida’s biggest rock festival will feature two stages with a lineup of artists that is sure to appeal to rock-and-roll lovers everywhere. Founded in 2013, the festival grows in popularity every year, and this year is sure to be no exception!

The event will take place at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, the spring-training home of the Boston Red Sox. Saturday’s headliner is Def Leppard, which is scheduled to take the stage at 9:25 p.m. Sunday’s headliner is Soundgarden, scheduled to perform at 8:45 p.m. The complete lineup is listed below.

Some single-day and weekend tickets are available. The venue offers mobile charging lockers where festival-goers can stow belongings and charge cell phones during the festival.

Where To Stay, Where To Eat in Fort Myers Beach

Visit our website for Fort Myers Beach vacation rentals. Some can be booked directly online. And for great local places to eat, visit our Fort Myers Restaurants page.

Night shot of the fifth annual Fort Rock Festival stage and crowdFort Rock Festival 2017 Lineup

Saturday, April 29 – Black Stage
• Felicity – 12:25 p.m.
• Beartooth – 1:35 p.m.
• Nothing More – 2:45 p.m.
• Of Mice & Men – 4:05 p.m.
• Three Days Grace – 5:35 p.m.
• Papa Roach – 7:25 p.m.
• Def Leppard – 9:25 p.m.

Saturday, April 29 – Gold Stage
• Cover Your Tracks – 1:00 p.m.
• Motionless in White – 2:10 p.m.
• In This Moment – 3:25 p.m.
• Alter Bridge – 4:45 p.m.
• Seether – 6:30 p.m.
• Chevelle – 8:25 p.m.

Sunday, April 30 – Black Stage
• Goodbye June – 11:45 a.m.
• I Prevail – 12:55 p.m.
• All That Remains – 2:05 p.m.
• In Flames – 3:20 p.m.
• Highly Suspect – 4:55 p.m.
• The Offspring – 6:35 p.m.
• Soundgarden – 8:45 p.m.

Sunday, April 30 – Gold Stage
• Dinosaur Pile-Up – 12:20 p.m.
• Starset – 1:30 p.m.
• Eagles of Death Metal – 2:40 p.m.
• The Pretty Reckless – 4:00 p.m.
• Mastodon – 5:40 p.m.
• A Perfect Circle – 7:40 p.m.

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