Legendary ax man Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne, Pantera) has created a festival within the Poconos Mountains of Pennsylvania called Berzerkus. It is a one day festival on September 14, 2024, at Poconos Park in Bushkill Falls.
The festival lineup is pretty good too:
Cody Jinx (country co-headliner)
Black Stone Cherry
Zoso (Led Zeppelin tribute)
Atomic Punks (Van Halen tribute)
The Iron Maidens (Iron Maiden tribute)
Wait, wait, wait, three tribute acts?! While they may be the premiere tribute acts for those bands, I feel like filling the lineup with perhaps a few lesser-known bands would have given back to the musical community and exposed festival goers to up-and-coming artists. But then again, I know as much about festival planning as I do about the country co-headliner Cody Jinx.
Zakk is giving back in other ways with this festival though with a Ride for Dime charity motorcycle ride in memory of late Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell.
There are other features if tribute bands aren't your speed. You could check out a car show, a music gear market, a strong man competition, a craft beer festival, a battle of the bands, and the crowning of the first Miss Merzerkus.
A pre-sale begins on Feb. 1 at 8 AM ET exclusively for those who register through the Berzerkus website. You can register for the pre-sale between now and Jan. 31 at midnight. The general sale is slated for Feb. 2 at 8 AM ET.
"Registrants will receive early access to get the best seats or the limited quantity of Early Bird General Admission lawn tickets for only $19.99 (plus fees) before the price increases to Tier 2 or Tier 3 pricing."