IF THIS STAGE COULD TALK.....

Ridglea Metalfest is DFWs oldest running hard rock and metal event, and where many bands got their start on the historic Ridglea Theater stage. During the early 2000s Wesley Hathaway and Richard Van Zandt opened the doors to the theater which at  the time was over 60 years old, and was in need of some love and attention. In no time the new rock venue would be home to some of the most influential names in the Dallas Fort Worth music seen, many of which were heavy metal acts. The show historically was comprised of 2 stages, in an all day festival, that had more than 30 25 bands. Now with new ownership and a team that is passionate about growing the local community around it, the theater is newly renovated, and 2 new venues have been added, the venue is even more perfect for this 15 year old event! Ridglea Metalfest LlC is independent and operated for musicians by musicians. We love the hard rock and metal community and will continue to grow the festival, and support the scene!

ALL THAT REMAINS

DAMAGE PLAN

MUDVAYNE

FEAR FACTORY

EXODUS

NILE

TOADIES

EL NINO

SEVENDUST

BURY YOUR DEAD

CALIBAN

TRIVIUM

HANK III

DOWN

IT DIES TODAY

ADAKAIN 

FIST FULL OF WAR

VAREKAI

SEROSIA

AMERICAN LAB RAT

SKARD SOUL
THE DESTRO

IN FAIR VERONA 

GRAIN 

LAME 

LOCKJAW

ELEMENT EIGHTY 

WITHIN CHAOS

BORN 2 NOTHING

LORD SLUGG

HEDKASE

EIGHTH CIRCUIT

FALLEN SOUTH

SINATRAS ARMY

LEROY THE PROPHET

ADDNERIM

DEBRI

SPLINTER 

DISCARD THE WEAK 

SKY EATS AIRPLANE

BROTHERHOOD

GREY MANS CAUSE

AFTER THE HARVEST

NEGATIVE 263 

BROADWAY 

(IN THEORY)

DORIAN GREY

GREY THE LAST STARFIGHTER 

THE FLIPSIDE