Puddle of Mudd, Saliva, CandleBox, Eve 6, Great White, Slaughter, Dokken, Kix, and KEEL are among a handful of bands that will be playing the event on June 6, planned for the Wellington Lake.


The names of the bands that will be playing at the Midwest Rockfest have been released.    
Puddle of Mudd, Saliva, CandleBox, Eve 6, Great White, Slaughter, Dokken, Kix, and KEEL are among a handful of bands that will be playing the event on June 6, planned for the Wellington Lake.
Though the event has yet to be formalized by the Wellington City Council, organizer CJ Cross says she is excited to start working on the event and to build interest in not only the bands that will be coming, but in Wellington.
“It’s up and going,” Cross said of promotions across the state. Organizers were given a consensus to move ahead with the project after the last council workshop. No official vote was taken at the workshop.
“We’ve prepared an agreement for their consideration and it will be considered at the April 7 city council meeting, officially,” City Manager Gus Collins said. “Consensus was for them to proceed.”
Collins says concerns brought to the table by council members will be addressed in the formal agreement.
Cross said despite not having official word, the festival is moving on.
“It’s amazing. The exciting thing is that all this week all the radio stations (promotions) are up and going,” Cross said.
Phones have been ringing off the hook since the band announcement Monday, she said.
“We are beyond excited. We are just ready to start selling tickets and we’ve tried to keep tickets realistic. We’ve even tried to put together an economic stimulus package,” Cross said.
Tickets go on sale Friday 3 at Select-A-Seat locations and on www.midwestrockfest.com. Tickets go for $30 with options for VIP tickets and Extreme VIP tickets.
Cross says she’s hoping the community will embrace the festival.
“We’re trying to find a location that is entertaining and can do it all in one place and Wellington is a perfect fit,” she said. “We hope to drive a lot of revenue and a lot of business to Wellington because of this event because that’s what the purpose is of this event. We want to grow as a team and this is a partnership.”
Sponsors and vendors are now being accepted through the festival’s website. Cross says she will try to accommodate as many local businesses as possible.    
“We’ve been asked Wellington businesses, vendors and sponsors to be priority,” Cross said. Those interested need to get in touch with organizers as soon as possible to ensure a spot, she said.
For more information contact, CJ Cross at 316-210-4488.