Rise Against, Blue Ridge Rock Festival, Danville, Virginia, September 10, 2021

Veteran rockers Rise Against got the crowd going with an energetic set that featured some of their best known songs alongside new ones. Give their latest album Nowhere Generation (Loma Vista 2021) a listen.

All photos by Wayne Edwards.

Links.

Website, https://riseagainst.com/

YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/user/RiseAgainst

Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/riseagainst/

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Rise Against, Blue Ridge Rock Festival, Danville, Virginia, September 10, 2021

Motionless In White, Blue Ridge Rock Festival, Danville, Virginia, September 10, 2021

Motionless In White put on an unforgettable show at the festival filled with creative lights and fire. They should always win the battle of competing stages if a choice has to be made. Great metal and a great visual experience.

All photos by Wayne Edwards.

Links.

Website, https://www.motionlessinwhite.net/

Spotify, https://open.spotify.com/artist/6MwPCCR936cYfM1dLsGVnl

Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/motionlessinwhite

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Motionless In White, Blue Ridge Rock Festival, Danville, Virginia, September 10, 2021

Anthrax, Blue Ridge Rock Festival, Danville, Virginia, September 10, 2021

When classic thrash is on the bill and Anthrax is one of the best. They made a number of festival appearances in 2021 – I saw them three times. There set in Virginia was one of the best of the entire festival.

All photos by Wayne Edwards.

Links.

Website, https://www.anthrax.com/

Spotify, https://open.spotify.com/artist/3JysSUOyfVs1UQ0UaESheP

Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/anthrax

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Anthrax, Blue Ridge Rock Festival, Danville, Virginia, September 10, 2021

Sabaton, Blue Ridge Rock Festival, Danville, Virginia, September 9, 2021

Sabaton plays old school metal and they cranked up the energy on the first day of the festival.

All photos by Wayne Edwards.

Links.

Website, https://www.sabaton.net/

Spotify, https://open.spotify.com/artist/3o2dn2O0FCVsWDFSh8qxgG

Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/sabaton/

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Sabaton, Blue Ridge Rock Festival, Danville, Virginia, September 9, 2021

Day 1: Blue Ridge Rock Festival 2021, Danville, Virginia

I am going to post daily photos to tide you over until the full article is ready. Here is the first batch.

All photos by Wayne Edwards.

Black Label Society
Sabaton
Testament
MX The American
Testament
Sabaton
Zakk

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Day 1: Blue Ridge Rock Festival 2021, Danville, Virginia

Blue Ridge Rock Festival, Danville, Virginia, September 9-12, 2021

A relatively new festival that has grown enormously in the past couple of years is the Blue Ridge Rock Festival in Virginia. This year the festival will be held at a new venue, the Blue Ridge Amphitheater in Danville, Virginia.

Headliners are Megadeth, Breaking Benjamin, Rob Zombie, Limp Bizkit, Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, and Papa Roach.

Other bands I am lining up to see at the festival are Clutch, Black Label Society, Halestorm, Testament, Hatebreed, Anthrax, Lamb of God, Fever 333, Saul, Nonpoint, Beartooth, Corrosion of Conformity, Mastodon, The Hu, Killswitch Engage, and Gojira, plus an enormous number of other great acts. I think there are more bands at this festival than any other in North America this year. It is an incredible lineup.

While the festival is sold out, you can check out the link below for more information. You know how this works – if you want a ticket you can still get one because people will be buying and selling them.

Someone (me) from Shardik Media will be at the festival. See you in the crowd.

Link.

Festival info: https://blueridgerockfest.com/

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Blue Ridge Rock Festival, Danville, Virginia, September 9-12, 2021