KRock Rebooting "KRockathon"

May 14, 2024 by

SYRACUSE -- We're a bit late on this one, but big news for rock fans: Galaxy Media's KROCK stations are "rebooting" their legendary KRockathon concert series with a day-long concert featuring 6 returning bands at the New York State Fairgrounds in July.

KROCK consists of the Syracuse-based simulcast of 100.9 WKRL-FM Syracuse and 106.5 WKRH Fair Haven (Oswego), along with a semi-simulcast on 94.9 WKLL Frankfort, serving the Utica-Rome market.

"KRockathon Reboot" is slated for July 27 at Chevy Court at the New York State Fairgrounds. Parking lots will open at 10am, gates open at 11, with music starting at noon. When making the announcement last week, morning hosts Josh and Cody said the plan is for the entire show to be done by 9pm, acknowledging that many longtime K-Rock fans who attended the original shows as teens now have children of their own, and might appreciate being able to get home "at a reasonable hour."

Living up to the "reboot" theme, the announced lineup of performers consists exclusively of bands who have played at previous KRockathons. As of May 14, the list includes:

  • Puddle of Mudd (2002: KRockathon 7)
  • Hoobastank (2004: KRockathon 9)
  • Stabbing Westward (1998: KRockathon 3)
  • Nonpoint (2001, 2002, 2004: KRockathons 6, 7 and 9)
  • Boy Hits Car (2001, 2005: KRockathons 6 and 10)
  • Brand New Sin (2007: KRockathon 12)

The station's announcement last week was accompanied by the relaunch of, where fans can review the lineup and buy tickets. There's also a list of all the performers from all the previous KRockathons (which is where we got the numbers/dates for the list above).

After selling out a limited supply of discounted "early bird" tickets, regular general admission tickets are now $49.50. A limited number of $150 "OG Passes" unlock access to a "private elevated experience" including shaded seats, a bar, private bathrooms and a private viewing area, along with complimentary water and WiFi. A $3.50 online processing fee is added to each ticket.

The website says it has sold out of "OG Plus" passes which, for $300 each, include all of the OG perks plus access to a private viewing deck right next to the stage, along with a dedicated waiter for an adjacent cash bar.

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