The concert started in 2007 in Columbus, Ohio. This two-day festival boasts some of rock's best known bands, and with the help of three stages and high attendance, Rock on the Range has grown to be one of the largest hard rock concert events in the world.
In 2007, Rock on the Range in Columbus attracted upwards of 30,000 fans, growing in 2008 and to 50,000 and 55,000 in 2009.
The Rock on the Range festival takes place in Columbus on the third weekend in May. Concert organizers plan on keeping it during this weekend for the upcoming years.
More than 35 bands play at Rock on the Range during the weekend festivities and have included ZZ Top, Alice in Chains, Motley Crue, Korn, Buckcherry, Kid Rock, Stone Temple Pilots and 3 Doors Down, among others.
Hotel accommodations around the festival fill up fast. For the Columbus show, concert attendees are able to enjoy the benefits of camping at local Ohio State Parks, including Delaware and Alum Creek. In Winnipeg, attendees are able to stay at local parks and campgrounds.
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