Music fans rock to weekend RockFest, undampened by weather; STGnews Videocast

ST. GEORGE – Rock music fans came out in the cold weather to attend the Retrospect RockFest Friday night at St. George’s Ridge Top Complex, 317 S. Airport Road. The event continues Saturday until 11 p.m., with 20 different bands from around the world taking the stage throughout the weekend.

At the Retrospect Rock Fest, Retrospect Rock Fest, St. George, Utah, May 8, 2015 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
At the Retrospect RockFest, Retrospect Rock Fest, St. George, Utah, May 8, 2015 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

The bands, including Quiet Riot and Warrant, played Friday night amid the Red Rock BBQ Festival, dancing and a beer garden at the two-day event.

Promoters of the event said that St. George represented itself well, and they are looking to make the RockFest an annual event.

Ken Rolfsness, one of the promoters, said that the city was very supportive in helping make the concert and everything went quite well.

“Everyone’s surprised this is a first-year event,” Rolfsness said.

Bands featured on the Retrospect RockFest include Quiet Riot, Warrant, Mystery,StOp,sToP!, Diamond Lane, Chaotic Resemblance, Mycah, Dellacoma, Delta Rose, Blue Tiger, Time o Destiny, Dirtnap, Ronny Lee’s Orignal Retro, Risen Warrior, The Famous Unknowns, and Gary Brandon. Tribute bands such as Fan Halen, One Wilde Night, High Voltage, Raised on  Radio, and Jukebox Heroes also make up the Retrospect RockFest line up.

The event continues Saturday to 11 p.m.

Event details and resources

  • What: Retrospect RockFest
  • When: May 8, 3-11 p.m.; May 9, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.
  • Where: Ridge Top Complex, St. George
  • Retrospect RockFest website | Facebook 

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