Make America Rock

Sick Puppies at Make America Rock 2017

The MAKE AMERICA ROCK AGAIN tour is back, bringing America’s biggest and best hard-rocking party to your backyard! The tour featured a stellar line-up consisting of  Creed vocalist Scott Stapp in the headlining spot (performing Creed hits with his full band), alt-rock giants Sick Puppies, massive heavy rockers Drowning Pool, Adelita’s Way  and modern rock royalty Trapt.  Scott Stapp’s artistic and personal journey have encompassed all the talent and torment imaginable in scaling to musical success. The founding member of Creed chronicled his questions, his quest for answers, and his dreams from faith to fatherhood in chart topping hits, “My Own Prison,” “Higher,” and “With Arms Wide Open,” which dominated the sonic landscape of the 90s-2000s. His soul-piercing lyrics backed by thundering rock riffs garnered a Grammy award, and countless other accolades of creativity and chart domination, not to mention legions of fans, who felt a kindred spirit in his honesty.

Despite Irma’s best try to cancel the Florida shows, Make America Rock Again, featuring Scott Stapp plays for a hurricane weary but enthusiastic crowd in Orlando, Florida. When Hurricane Irma ripped through nearly the entire state of Florida, many tour stops were sent into chaos and all but the one in Orlando canceled.  This break and escape from the day to day recovery was much needed and the bands’ don’t give up attitude did much to lift the spirit for many of us who were caught up in a nightmare of epic proportions. The venue for this event, the Orlando Amphitheater, survived unscathed with little to no noticeable damage from hurricane Irma, it seemed. The sound system and light show that this venue provides is second to none. The sound is powerful and all-encompassing with a mesmerizing light show always. Vendor booths for food and drinks were available as well as concert memorabilia from each band. Band meet and greets also took place mostly pre-show in a building on the property with some food and drinks provided.

One thing music fans can agree upon is that music can, even if only for a short time, help you forget your troubles and it brings everyone together as one big music family.