School’s out for the 14th year as the internationally renowned M3 Rock Festival returns for another full weekend at Merriweather Post Pavilion — hosting the best ’80s arena rock from around the world on May 6 and 7. 2-Day and VIP Packages on sale Friday, December 16 at 12 PM EST through Ticketmaster.

This year’s M3 Rock Festival cuts straight to the chase, kicking off on Saturday, May 6 with performances from Styx, Extreme, Winger, Slaughter, Lita Ford, Quiet Riot, and more. 

Sunday, May 7, features Warrant, Great White, Loudness, Steven Adler (of Guns N’ Roses), FireHouse, Riley’s L.A. Guns, Vixen, and Mike Tramp (of White Lion), with everyone’s favorite hometown heroes Kix closing out the weekend.

Over the past 14 years, M3 has become more than a festival – it’s an ’80s arena rock experience. Drawing diehard fans from six continents, 30 countries, and every state, M3 has evolved into an annual pilgrimage for those who grew up with ’80s rock (a genre of music now referred to as the “new classic rock”) as well as for younger fans who embrace the fun and excitement of the glam metal era.

Each year, VIP and Pavilion seats sell out quickly. Two-day and VIP packages go on sale Friday, December 16 at 12 PM EST through If available, single-day tickets will go on sale in the coming months.

Tickets can also be purchased at Merriweather Post Pavilion, 9:30 Club, The Anthem and Lincoln Theatre during normal box office hours — please note however that M3 Rock Festival tickets will not be available for purchase at the Merriweather Post Pavilion box office until Monday, December 19, at 10 AM. Find out more at

(Styx photo – Rick Diamond)