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Rockin' The Rivers is bringing more than 25 bands to “The Bridge” in the Jefferson River Canyon near Three Forks. The festival has been blasting rock across the river valley since 2001, and this year, organizers are changing things up by holding the festival from Thursday through Saturday.

Cheap Trick

Members of Cheap Trick from right Robin Zander, Bun E. Carlos and Rick Nielsen perform during an induction ceremony at the 31st Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016. The band is performing during Rockin' The Rivers near Three Forks in August.

More than 25 bands will play across two stages, including Thursday's headliners Cheap Trick. Friday, the Black Sabbath cover band Zakk Sabbath, founded by Zakk Wylde, will close the night. The group features Wylde, of Black Label Society on guitars and vocals, Rob “Blasko” Nicholson (of Ozzy and Rob Zombie) on bass, and drummer Joey Castillo (also of Danzig and Queens of the Stone Age). Lou Gramm, the original voice of Foreigner and Asia, and John Payne wraps up the party on Saturday night.

Zakk Wylde

Zakk Wylde’s Black Sabbath cover band, Zakk Sabbath, will headline Friday night's Rockin' The Rivers festival. Wylde, who was a lead guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne and is the founder, lead singer and guitarist of Black Label Society, formed the tribute band in 2014 that features a variety of musicians.

Other performances include the Guess Who, Hinder, Saliva, Dead Fervor, Warrant, Nova Rex, Adelitas Way, and Dokken. Hot For Teacher, a Van Halen cover band, and the Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band Whiskey River, will be covering the hits. Montana’s Pinky and the Floyd, a Pink Floyd tribute band, will also perform.

Pinky and the Floyd

Pinky and the Floyd vocalists Krista Barnett, left, and Jeni Fleming are seen in a previous performance. 

General admission tickets start at $75, and weekend packages that include camping, tickets and parking start at $250. For tickets or more information, call 406-285-0099 or visit www.rockintherivers.com.

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Arts and Entertainment Reporter

Arts & Entertainment Reporter at The Billings Gazette.