KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- If you've been a regular to RockFest in Kansas City, you probably remember 2010 as a good time, that is,.... if you're someone who doesn't mind the mud. (Be sure to watch the video in the player above for our story from May 2010.)
Many Rockfesters didn't mind at all, and even said the mud made the festival all the more fun. The grounds of Liberty Memorial became a mudslide; all the straw laid down helped very little. People parked on the grass and then left behind deep tire tracks to spin themselves out of the mud. After the festival was over and people all gone, it took extra labor from Parks and Rec to make the repairs and lay new sod on the 14 acres of Penn Valley Park. The festival producer, AEG, paid for the repairs. Initially, a Park Board Commissioner didn't want Rockfest to return to the park due to the damage.
Rockfest 2015 is May 30 and with more rain predicted, organizers are remembering and preparing. Click here for the forecast on Saturday.
But the show will go on! Rockfest features a Kansas City favorite: Tech N9ne . FOX 4 has welcomed Tech N9ne to our studio many times in recent years. Click here for some of our past interviews and stories.
If you're headed out there, click here for the schedule and other FAQ.
Here's a quick list of things you can and things you cannot bring into Rockfest.
WHAT CAN I BRING TO ROCKFEST?
One sealed bottle of water, 24 ounce maximum. Free refills will be available through out the show
Small digital cameras. Nothing with a removable lens.
E-Cigarettes and regular cigarettes
Sunscreen in plastic container
Plastic Bags – The kind you’d get at the grocery store
Draw String Book Bags – No pockets. No zippers.
Up to 10 strands of beads per person.
WHAT SHOULD I LEAVE AT HOME?
Weapons of any sort, including pocket knives
No pets except service animals
Backpacks – not even as purses.