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GenreAlternative rock
Location(s)Maryland Heights, Missouri, United States
Years active1993–present

Pointfest is a large outdoor rock music festival held once a year by radio station KPNT in St. Louis, Missouri at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (formerly known as Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, UMB Bank Pavilion, and Riverport Amphitheater) The festival has featured almost every popular alternative and hard rock group in America. Local music favorites The Urge, Gravity Kills, Story of the Year, Ludo, and Greek Fire have made several appearances as well.

Traditionally, there is a main stage where the larger acts and headliners perform, and two or more stages off to the sides of the lawn for other bands (one of them usually reserved for local bands). The side stages will play from the start of the concert (generally around 10 am) to when the main stage will start playing (generally around 6 pm).

Pointfest 1[edit]

Known then as Pointfest or Pointfest '93, it was held on September 11, 1993

Pointfest 2[edit]

Known as Pointfest '94, it was held on Saturday, August 20, 1994.[1]

Pointfest 3[edit]

Originally known as Pointfest '95, it ended up being the first of two Pointfests in 1995. It was held on May 26, 1995.

Pointfest 4[edit]

This Pointfest was known as Pointfest 4, the first numbering of Pointfests, it was the second festival in 1995, held on August 19, 1995

Pointfest 5[edit]

Held on May 27, 1996

Pointfest 6[edit]

Held on September 8, 1996

Pointfest 7[edit]

Held on May 17, 1997, the first of two festivals in 1997

Pointfest 8[edit]

Held on May 26, 1997 (show #2)

Pointfest 9[edit]

Held on May 24, 1998

Green Day smashed their guitars, and burned their drum kit on stage. Hosted by Matt Pinfield of MTV.

Pointfest 10[edit]

Held on September 5, 1998

Pointfest 11[edit]

Held on May 23, 1999 (all times St. Louis local)[2]

Main Stage

Front Stage

Pointfest 12[edit]

Held on May 21, 2000

311, Goldfinger, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and Everclear all encouraged fans on the lawn to climb down and fill the empty reserved-seat sections, which led to a confrontation between Everclear's Art Alexakis and a security guard during Everclear's set.

Slipknot and Mudvayne were scheduled to perform at Pointfest 12 but cancelled on the day of the show for unknown reasons.

Pointfest 13[edit]

Held on May 20, 2001

Pointfest 14[edit]

Held on May 19, 2002 Big Blue Monkey won the contest for the opening slot on the bill at Pointfest 14, and managed to get one of their videos onto the tour bus of Goldfinger. The video immediately grabbed the attention of vocalist John Feldmann, which paid off in a spot touring with Goldfinger, a major record deal, and a name change to Story of the Year.

Main Stage

Second Stage

Third Stage

Pointfest 15[edit]

Held in 2003

New Empire was the local band contest winner, which earned them a spot in the lineup.

Main Stage

Second Stage

Pointfest 16[edit]

Held on June 5, 2004,

Rumors had circulated before the official lineup was announced that it would include Tool or A Perfect Circle, but neither band was ever announced for the show. The Von Bondies were scheduled to perform but failed to arrive due to problems with their tour bus.

Main Stage

Side Stages

Pointfest 17[edit]

Held on May 15, 2005

The Exies were scheduled to perform but did not play due to an illness. TRUSTcompany was also scheduled but canceled their performance amid personal issues with band members and issues with their record label. They officially announced their breakup a couple months later.

Pointfest 18[edit]

Held on May 6, 2006. Blue October was scheduled to play. However, as a result of lead singer Justin Furstenfeld's broken leg, the band did not play.

Pointfest 19[edit]

Held on August 5, 2006.

Pointfest 20[edit]

Held on Saturday, May 12, 2007 at the newly renamed amphitheater Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis


Side Stages

Local Bands

Pointfest 21[edit]

September 30, 2007 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

  • Hed PE was originally scheduled to play but they were removed from the line-up. The band cited issues getting one of their members a passport to make it back from their European dates. Reported issues were linked to the member's past encounters with law enforcement officials. Pointfest was to be the first date of their US tour.

Main Stage

Iron Age Studios Stage

Main Street Bistro Stage

Pop's Local Stage

Pointfest 22[edit]

Sunday, May 18, 2008- Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Atreyu was scheduled to play the main stage, but they were forced to cancel, because the band's flight from Los Angeles was grounded.[3] Sick Puppies canceled due to a death in the family. Blind Melon was scheduled to play the Jägermeister Stage, but the band canceled. Rogers Stevens of Blind Melon explained the cancellation on the band's website by stating "There are some political things afoot that it's best for me not to go into. In addition, we were mistakenly booked for 5 shows in a row, which we didn't know about until last week." Local band Severed Ties also had to cancel due to their drummer sustaining an injury from a car accident.[4]

Main Stage

New Amsterdam Stage

Jägermeister Stage

Pop's Local Stage

Pointfest 23[edit]

Saturday, September 20, 2008 at 10:00 am - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater[5]

Avenged Sevenfold was scheduled but canceled citing Vocalist M. Shadows (Matt Sanders) needed to rest his ailing voice. The band would resume its tour dates on October 15.[6] Toryn Green, the lead singer for Fuel, sang for Apocalyptica. This was the first Pointfest to feature the two side stages to be next to each other. So after a band on the Black Stage would get done, then a band on the White stage would start almost immediately.

Main Stage

Black Stage

White Stage

Pops Stage

Pointfest 24[edit]

05/23/09 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
The New Translation was the Pop's local show winner to open up on the side stages.


Main Stage

White Stage

Black Stage

Local Stage

Pointfest 25[edit]

Pointfest 25 was on August 23, 2009 and boasted "35 bands for $35.00." Killer Me Killer You won the Pop's Battle to Open Pointfest and greeted the crowd at 10 am by showering them with Pop Tarts for breakfast.

Main Stage Start

The Phoenix / Monster

Energy Side Stage Start

Buckle Up Arrive Alive Stage Start

Best Buy Musical Instruments Stage Start

Pop's Stage Start

Pointfest 26[edit]

Pointfest 26 was on June 6, 2010 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Maryland Heights, Mo. Hurt was originally scheduled to play but canceled due to illness. Autovein played in their place.

Side Stages

Pop's Local Stage

Pointfest 27[edit]

Pointfest 27 took place on August 14, 2010, at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater located in Maryland Heights, Missouri.

Main Stage

U.S. Marines Side Stage

Air Force Side Stage

Pop's Local Stage

Pointfest 28[edit]

Pointfest 28 was held on Sunday May 15, 2011 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Maryland Heights, MO.


Pointfest 29[edit]

Pointfest 29 was held September 10, 2011 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Exit 714 won the final Pop's Local Show "Battle for Pointfest" and was the opening act for Pointfest.

Chevy Main Stage

Big St Charles Motorsports White Stage

Marines Black Stage

Pops/Prime Sole Stage

Pointfest 30[edit]

Pointfest 30 was on May 19 and 20, 2012, at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.

Saturday, May 19

Sunday, May 20

Pointfest 31[edit]

Pointfest was held Sunday, May 12, 2013 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.[8]

Pointfest 32[edit]

This Pointfest was held May 10, 2014 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.

Pointfest 33[edit]

This Pointfest was held on May 23, 2015 at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre.

Pointfest 34[edit]

This Pointfest was held on May 21, 2016 at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre.

Pointfest 35[edit]

Pointfest 35 also called Pointfest 2017, was supposed to take place on May 13 and 20, 2017 at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre. Korn was set to headline the show on May 13, but had to cancel due to doctor-ordered vocal rest for lead singer Jonathan Davis. Breaking Benjamin took over the headlining spot on May 13. The show on May 20 was cancelled entirely due to the death of Soundgarden lead singer Chris Cornell on May 18. Soundgarden was to be the headlining act on May 20.[9]

May 13

May 20 this entire date was cancelled due to Chris Cornell's death two days before the show

Pointfest 36[edit]

This Pointfest was held on May 12, 2018 at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre.

Mid America Chevy Dealers Main Stage

Pointfest Side Stage

Pop's Local Stage

  • The Skagbyrds
  • Scrub & Ace Ha (Played two sets, back-to-back)
  • Stump Water Shine
  • Guerrilla Theory
  • Silent Hollow


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  2. ^ 1057thepoint.com http://www.1057thepoint.com/blogs/20-years-pointfest-0/pointfest-11. Retrieved September 23, 2015. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "Atreyu To Play Festivals Without Vocalist Alex Varkatrzas". MetalUnderground.
  4. ^ Blind Melon - Pointfest Show cxl why? Glen
  5. ^ http://www.kpnt.com/Concerts/Details.aspx?ID=10519[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 3, 2009. Retrieved October 9, 2009.
  7. ^ "Pointfest 24". KPNT 105.7 The Point.
  8. ^ "Pointfest 2017". Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  9. ^ http://www.1057thepoint.com/pointfest