Aftershock made its return to Discovery Park in Sacramento, Calif. on October 22 & 23, celebrating its fifth year with a sold-out crowd of 50,000 over two days. Performing on three stages were over 35 bands including Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, Slayer, Korn, Primus, Disturbed, Puscifer, Meshuggah, and many more.
The festival also showcased Sacramento’s status as America’s Farm-To-Fork Capital, offering free samples of locally grown fruit to festival attendees throughout the weekend, while those looking for more filling options chose from nearly two dozen food vendors including local favorites Drewski’s Hot Rod Sandwiches, Xochimilco Mexican Restaurant and more.
Also worth noting is Aftershock’s economic impact to the region exceeds $10 million. As part of its commitment to the Sacramento community, the festival made a $10,000 donation to Stanford Settlement in the Natomas area to support youth programs and other neighborhood services. In addition, festival-goers contributed approximately $40,000 to charities including Take Me Home Animal Rescue and Fxck Cancer / Dyin 2 Live.
Photos courtesy of Adrenaline PR by Scott Uchida