New festival in Houston to highlight rock, whiskey and gourmet food

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Monday, May 16, 2016
Zacky Vengeance and Synyster Gates of the band Avenged Sevenfold perform in concert during the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, N.J.
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HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A new two-day festival is coming to the Houston this fall, and it promises to deliver good music, good food and good whiskey.

The Houston Open Air will be held September 24-25 at NRG Park.

Avenged Sevenfold and Alice In Chains are headlining the event. Other bands expected to perform are: Deftones, Slayer, Chevelle, The Cult, Ministry, Alter Bridge, Ghost, Anthrax, Pierce The Veil, Of Mice & Men, Sevendust, Baroness, Hellyeah, Chevy Metal, Buckcherry, Nothing More, The Amity Affliction, Max & Iggor Cavalera: Return To Roots, Avatar, letlive., Jim Breuer and the Loud & Rowdy, Texas Hippie Coalition, Young Guns, Starset, Sick Puppies, Skindred, Neck Deep, Sons Of Texas, KYNG, Twelve Foot Ninja, Gemini Syndrome, The Word Alive, Dinosaur Pile Up, September Mourning, and more.

The festival also will feature a variety of Jack Daniel's whiskey and Gourmet Man Food, which puts a twist on popular American cuisine. to experience underscoring Houston's emergence as a great American food city.

An Early Bird sale for weekend General Admission tickets begins at noon Tuesday; prices will vary $89.50 to $99.50. VIP Weekend tickets will also be available for $234.50.

Single day and weekend tickets for Houston Open Air go on sale to the general public at noon on May 20 at Noon.

Single-day general admission price is $69.50; single-day VIP is $129.50; VIP weekend is $234.50.

All VIP tickets include: VIP entrance lanes into venue, access to VIP-only area featuring dedicated bar, beverage and food options (for additional purchase), VIP-only viewing area of Main Stage, dedicated restroom facilities, and a VIP-only commemorative laminate.

A portion of proceeds from the event will be given to the Greater Houston Storm Relief Fund, which was established by Mayor Sylvester Turner to aid victims of the Tax Day flood.