Monsters on the Mountain 2022 announced

Fest is Aug 19-21 in Gatlinburg, TN

The three-day hard rock and heavy metal music experience Monsters on the Mountain (MOTM) is set to return this August 19th-21st at The Gatlinburg Convention Center, located in Tennessee’s beautiful Great Smoky Mountains.

After a successful inaugural event in 2021 at Pigeon Forge, the three-day immersive fan and artist celebration is returning to Tennessee with a lineup featuring over thirty artists, plus an array of interactive events and activities (including photo opportunities with bands, plus access to the Rock N’ Roll Vendor Market, Rock N’ Roll Art Gallery, and the Outdoor Patio Experience), with more to be announced.

The lineup includes performances by Cinderella’s Tom Keifer, Extreme, Yngwie Malmsteen, Quiet Riot, Richie Kotzen, Kip Winger, Autograph, Queensryche, Stryper, Ratt’s Stephen Pearcy, Night Ranger, Kix, Nelson, Vixen and more.

MOTM’s public on-sale kicks off today (Tues, June 21st) with General Admission three-day passes starting at $349, along with single-day tickets starting at $175 for Friday, August 19th, $175 for Saturday, August 20th, and $155 for Sunday, August 21st via

Returning as official festival hosts are Eddie Trunk, comedians Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine, former hosts of VH1 Classic’s hit TV show, That Metal Show, and pioneer rock radio DJ Nikki Blakk. Plus, Eddie Trunk will be broadcasting his SiriusXM show live on Friday, August 19th.

tickAn inviting and quaint mountain town in eastern Tennessee, Gatlinburg is a fabulous tourist destination featuring great dining options, outdoor attractions, shops, and a plethora of lodging options, all nestled under the backdrop of the breath-taking Smoky Mountains. Located in the heart of the town, the Gatlinburg Convention Center is easily accessible with many hotels, shops, and restaurants being within walking distance.

With a myriad of events, activities, and music to keep fans entertained day and night, Monsters on the Mountain promises to be one of the biggest events of 2022 for music fans.

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