The world’s biggest heavy music touring festival, the 8th annual ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL, kicks off next week with another stellar heavy metal and hard rock line-up. Featuring 13 bands performing on the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAIN STAGE and the VICTORY RECORDS STAGE, the festival will feature five-time-nominated, two-time Grammy winning legends Slayer as headliners, as well as additional performances from King Diamond, HELLYEAH, The Devil Wears Prada, Whitechapel, Thy Art Is Murder, Jungle Rot, Sister Sin, Sworn In, Shattered Sun, Feed Her To The Sharks, Code Orange and Kissing Candice.
The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL is pleased to once again present initiatives with the amazing Metal of Honor charity program. Metal of Honor started in 2011 to raise awareness and financial support to a few key military non-profits while showing gratitude to our military men and women during the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL tour. In conjunction with this year’s Metal of Honor activities, The Puppy Rescue Mission and Team Red White and Blue charities will have a presence at many of festival stops, and COLDCOCK Whiskey will also host special military meet and greets for veterans, and will provide guitars signed by Slayer for this year’s Hometown Heroes.
This year, Metal Of Honor will specifically highlight the very special Musicians Institute Steve Robinson Metal of Honor Veterans Scholarship (named after late veterans advocate and celebrated Metal of Honor team member Steve Robinson), and will focus donations towards OneMaps, The Pathway Home, and Hope for the Warriors. See the bottom of this release for more information on these charities.
Musicians Institute—the College of Contemporary Music in Hollywood—has announced the brand new Steve Robinson Metal of Honor Veterans Scholarship, sponsored by the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL’s iHome – Metal of Honor program which will award $10,000 in tuition credit at Musicians Institute to support the educational growth of a newly enrolling U.S. military veteran who clearly articulates their personal history, current circumstances and future goals in the music industry. The scholarship may be applied to any program offered at MI. The scholarship is available to veterans who will be enrolled in any Certificate, Associate of Arts or Bachelor Degree Program at MI beginning in Fall 2015. Applicants are invited to submit a 3 minute (maximum) video recording (DVD format only) describing their personal circumstances, biographical background, future goals in the music industry and why they should be chosen as a winner. The deadline for Fall 2015 applicants is August 28, 2015. For complete details and application form, click HERE.
“On behalf of everyone at Musicians Institute, we are extremely proud that Metal of Honor is helping veterans pave the way in pursuit of a professional music education by sponsoring this fantastic scholarship! We are thrilled to recognize and support deserving veterans by providing this opportunity in honor of the extraordinary role model and veterans advocate; Steve Robinson. We thank Metal of Honor for their ongoing support of veterans, and the creation of this exceptional scholarship,” states Beth Marlis, Vice President of Industry and Community Relations at Musicians Institute.
“What an awesome way to honor my husband Steve. This thoughtful educational music scholarship at Musicians Institute represents and supports his advocacy for our military veterans, but also on a personal level, his love and appreciation of music, its ability to help heal and the power of music to unite people,” adds Patti Robinson. “My heartfelt gratitude goes to Metal of Honor for leading the way, for their generous sponsorship, and ongoing loyal support to our military veterans and Steve’s legacy.”
Prior to his untimely death, Steve Robinson worked intensely with his brother-in-law, Kip Bradley, on a veterans program called One MAPS. Thanks to a donation from the Metal of Honor program submitted last year, the Metal of Honor program, along with other donors, are proud to be able to help ONEMaps become a reality. One MAPS, Inc. provides our veterans with a free Mission Awareness Program; a plan designed by veterans, for veterans. Only in the military do we train people to go into trauma and then not train them when they come back home. We teach them to turn off the brain’s normal response to trauma, get them to override fight/flight or freeze, go do what we need them to do and then wonder why we have a “problem” when we come back home. One MAPS will not tell a veteran that they have a problem or that they are broken, because they are not either of those, but rather give that veteran the missing component in their Warriorship and training. And if need be, One MAPS will also give that veteran’s family the same block of instruction so they are not sent home for failure. One MAPS will assist these veterans with a MAP to debrief after their mission while also teaching them skills to downregulate is a re-balancing tool that can be applied to their internal battle of readjustment ultimately returning them to a peaceful place at home and in society. Learn more at www.onemaps.org.
Patti Robinson adds, “Metal of Honor has been a keen supporter of One MAPS, Inc. One MAPS is a direct extension of Steve and what he cared about most – healing, self-empowerment and the meaningful camaraderie of veterans helping veterans. Because of Metal of Honor‘s support, this unfinished project now exists. Steve’s vision will carry on and go forward as we continue on the path he carved for us. This would not have been possible if it wasn’t for our extraordinary friends at Metal of Honor.”
“One MAPS Inc. is honored to be partnered with the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL in continuing our mission and Steve’s legacy,” adds One MAPS lead instructor Kip Bradley. “He believed in what we are doing and knew that it works.”
Make sure to visit the Metal of Honor tent at your local ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL stop!
Tickets for the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL are on sale now for all markets! Get your tickets via www.rockstarmayhemfest.com.
The festival will kick off on June 26th at Sleep Train Amphitheater in San Diego, CA and ends at Gexa Energy Amphitheater in Dallas, TX on August 2nd. See below for all confirmed tour dates.
2015 ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL:
6/26 – San Diego, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
6/27 – San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheater
6/28 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
6/30 – Auburn, WA (Seattle) @ White River Amphitheater
7/1 – Boise, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheater
7/3 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Amphitheater
7/4 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
7/5 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks
7/7 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah’s Council Bluffs
7/8 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
7/10 – Noblesville, IN (Indianapolis) @ Kilpsch Amphitheater
7/11 – Clarkston, MI (Detroit) @ DTE Energy Amphitheater
7/12 – Tinley Park, IL (Chicago) @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
7/15 – Toronto, ON @ TD Echo Beach
7/17 – Camden, NJ (Philadelphia) @ Susquehanna Bank Arts Center
7/18 – Burgettstown, PA (Pittsburgh) @ First Niagara Pavilion
7/19 – Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre
7/21 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/22 – Erie, PA @ Erie Insurance Arena – NO SIDE STAGES
7/24 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
7/25 – Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center
7/26 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach
7/29 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood
7/31 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall
8/1 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/2 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Amphitheater
* Lineups in each city may vary. Go to www.rockstarmayhemfest.com for full lineup details.
About Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival:
The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival is the world’s premier heavy music touring festival. The festival is entering its eighth year in 2015 and has performed more than 190 shows throughout North America to over 2 million fans. The festival was founded by John Reese and Kevin Lyman and is booked by Darryl Eaton at Creative Artists Agency. Rockstar Energy Drink is the title sponsor and has maintained that role since the festival’s inception.
About Rockstar Energy Drink:
Rockstar Energy Drink is designed for those who lead active lifestyles – from Athletes to Rockstars. Available in over 20 flavors at convenience and grocery outlets in over 30 countries, Rockstar supports the Rockstar lifestyle across the globe through Action Sports, Motor Sports, and Live Music. For more information visit: www.RockstarEnergy.com
About Hope For The Warriors
We believe those touched by military service can succeed at home by restoring their sense of self, family, and hope. Nationally, Hope For The Warriors® provides comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans, and military families that are focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement, and connections to community resources.
The Pathway Home
The Pathway Home is a true healing community where we band together to embrace and assist the military personnel who have served our country in Iraq and Afghanistan. These men have survived the stress of war, but find themselves having difficulty transitioning to civilian life because of the debilitating effects of Post Traumatic Stress and other combat-related mental health challenges. The Pathway Home seeks to dramatically improve the quality of life for these veterans by providing them with the therapeutic tools, education, and community support they need to successfully integrate into society. The Pathway Home envisions an era in which combat veterans with Post Traumatic Stress can find peace and hope through access to individualized therapeutic care and community support.
Team Red, White & Blue
Team Red, White, and Blue’s mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. Physical fitness and sports are proven ways to bring people together and set the conditions to build meaningful relationships. In our case, they provide veterans with renewed camaraderie, a sense of purpose, and shared accomplishment. In addition to being an excellent way to connect on a social level, physical activity is proven to be therapeutic and healthy for both the body and mind. With more than 150 locations, you can get involved today! Go to www.teamrwb.org and join the team!
About The Puppy Rescue Mission
The Puppy Rescue Mission (“TPRM”) is the brainchild of president and founding member Anna Cannan. Anna’s idea for TPRM began when her fiancé, Chris, was deployed to and stationed in Afghanistan. TPRM’s primary mission is to help bring home the companions to our soldiers serving in a war zone. These companions already have homes waiting for them — they just need help getting there. TPRM believes that these beloved companions have at times not only physically saved our soldiers from harm but have also filled an emotional need for a sense of home and normalcy in a hostile and dangerous environment.