Scott Weiland. Kevin Martin of Candlebox and friends. Fuel. Avatar. Charm City Devils. Fozzy. Downfall Rising. This is your lineup for the 2014 Smith & Forge Festapalooza, coming to Shreveport's Festival Plaza September 20th.

It's gonna be a day full of bad-ass tunes and entertainment. We'll have several other announcements to make over the coming weeks, but we figure this is enough to get you started.

Tickets will be $25 in advance and $35 at the gate. You can also get access to the new and improved VIP experience for $75. Tickets will be going on sale Friday morning (July 25), so get your credit cards ready!

Scott Weiland
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Scott Weiland

What is there to say about Scott Weiland? He is arguably one of the best rock frontmen of the past 20+ years. The guy has been a part of some of the biggest bands in rock with Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, not to mention working and touring with The Doors in the early 2000s.

Scott is back with a brand new band and renewed energy. Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts have been blowing audiences away with your favorite STP and Velvet Revolver tunes, new songs and some killer covers. Everyone from Rolling Stone to MSN music have raved about his live show and new material.

Photo: Mary Ouellette,

Kevin Martin of Candlebox & Friends

Over the past 20 years, we've developed friendships with tons of bands. But none more long lasting than our bond with Kevin Martin and Candlebox. If you're a fan of Candlebox, this is a unique opportunity that you may never get again.

Candlebox is off the road and taking a little break after celebrating their 20th anniversary. So Kevin is bringing his band of merry gentleman for one hell of an experience.

Not only will Kevin be performing Candlebox songs, but they'll also be knocking out stuff from the Hi-Watts, Pearl Jam (his drummer is Dave Krusen, who was Pearl Jam's original drummer was also a drummer in Candlebox) and more!

Courtesy of Fuel / Photo by Abby Gennet


Fuel formed in 1993 while playing the club circuit in and around Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The band signed to Sony and in 1998, released their well-received debut album Sunburn and massive single “Shimmer.” Their second album Something Like Human hit multi-platinum status with the singles “Innocent” and “Hemorrhage (In My Hands)”, followed by 2003’s Natural Selection (“Falls on Me”). The band has been selling out dates since 2010 with the current lineup and return of Scallions.Fuel has just released a new album, "Puppet Strings."



If you don't know Avatar, you are in for one hell of a trip.

The Metal group is like Marilyn Manson meets Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory after a couple dozen hits of acid. They're loud, crazy and Swedish. What's not to love?


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Charm City Devils

For years now we've been telling you to keep an eye out for Charm City Devils. They are poised to take the reigns and become one of rock's biggest bands. They've shared the stage with Motley Crue, Slash, Theory of a Deadman and many more.

They blend all the best parts of AC/DC and Aerosmith to make some of most in-your-face, kick-ass rock. Their 3rd studio album "Battles" hits stores September 23.

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The band is the brainchild of Rich Ward and Chris Jericho, two larger-than-life, trailblazing personalities that have spent the past decade shaping their own brand of sonic splendor. Ward’s incendiary guitars forge a path for Jericho’s inimitable vocals atop a rhythmic foundation of earth-rattling proportions.

Not that anybody should be surprised. Ward is one of metal’s pioneers. The mastermind of Stuck Mojo, he soldered metal with rhythmic rap vocals long before it became fashionable, touring the world with some of metal’s biggest bands and being hailed as one of both Pantera legend Dimebag Darrell and BLS/Ozzy axeman Zakk Wylde’s favorite guitarists.

And frontmen don’t come more dynamic than Chris Jericho, one of pro wrestling’s biggest superstars. He's the embodiment of charisma and the byproduct of a lifetime spent immersed in heavy metal.

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Photo: Downfall Rising via Facebook

Downfall Rising

Opening Festapalooza II is Downfall Rising, a regional band from Lufkin, Texas/Lake Charles, LA.

Downfall Rising is a high-powered rock band fronted by the very beautiful and talented Rachel Peloquin. If you don't know these guys, you should get to know them right now because you're in for one hell of a show!


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