Buzzfest makes it return to The Woodlands for it’s 34th installment featuring Papa Roach, Bring Me The Horizon, Pop Evil, and more!

The crowds were out for Buzzfest 34 at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. The Pavilion has recently been ranked as the number one outdoor venue in the world.  Sponsored by 94.5 The Buzz. Over the years it has become THE festival to attend. Consistently bringing the festival goer new acts to see as well as the bands we already know and love.

PVRIS pronounced Paris started the day on the second stage. Ethereal vocals and a driving beat whipped up the crowds of die hard fans that packed the area.
Lynn Gunn is a diminutive woman with a huge voice that was the perfect foil to the keyboards.

Wolf Alice took the main stage with their melodic, relaxing and yet driving sounds. Ellie Rowsell was another tiny lady with an enormous voice.

Issues enthusiastically jumped on the second stage for their upbeat set. They had the most wonderful stage set up complete with their name in red neon.  They brought the metalcore and the high energy to go with it. The bassist Skyler Accord was a sight to see as he whipped his head around and dance while never missing a note. Their drummer Josh Manuel backed it all up with a machine gun sound.

The Struts on the main stage came out to applause and cheers. They gave a charismatic and energetic performance complete with vintage outfits and sensational guitar riffs. They played their hit “Could Have Been Me.” as the crowd loudly sang along.

Atlas Genius on the second stage with their alternative rock, indietronica sound. They performed their single “Molecules” to the happy hordes. Great hooks and lovely melodies made this band stand out.

Back to the main stage as Big Wreck started their set. Their guitarist Brian Doherty, was impressive with his double necked Hammertone as Ian Thornley sang with his silky voice.

Candlebox took over the second stage as they covered “Hungry like the wolf” by Duran Duran and the best cover of “Alive” by Pearl Jam that I have ever heard. When they started playing their hit “Far behind” the audience was one voice. Their set was rocking from beginning to end.

Panic! At The Disco over on the main stage had the crowd in an uproar with their brand of Synth Pop.

Pop Evil on the second stage was just an assault on the senses with Nick Fuelling their beast of a drummer and hard rock sound.

Payable on Death P.O.D the Christian alternative metal band was an undeniably heavy set. Sonny Sandoval worked the crowd as he energetically jumped around as he sang.

Yelawolf took second stage. Best known for his hip hop rock sound. Their song “Til it’s gone” was recently included in the trailer to the movie “Black Mass” starring Johnny Depp.

Our Lady Peace on the main stage was a complete departure from Yelawolf. Their laid back tunes were welcome after all the harder hitting bands of the day.

Bring Me The Horizon had the crowds packed by the second stage and their show was just amazing. From their beautiful light show in the background to Oliver Sykes creamy vocals. The whole package was truly awesome to behold.

Papa Roach was the headliner for Buzzfest 34 and they were incendiary from the word GO! They were hitting on all cylinders. Jacoby Shaddix was awesome!  He formed and instant connection with the audience as he shared his water with as many people as possible by spraying it all over the first few rows. Playing their hits “Getting Away With Murder” and “Forever”.  “Hollywood Whore” had the entire audience singing. Jacoby Shaddix took it up a notch by jumping into the pit and taking over a fans phone.  He then turned it around to see the video camera and sang into it. It had the crowd in a near frenzy! Jacoby Shaddix began talking to another fan asking her if she was having a good time. He then complimented her spiked,  multi colored mohawk declaring it “Magical”. It gave you the feeling of being intimate with about four thousand other people! It is no wonder they repeatedly play Buzzfest ! When they come back,  I know I will be there!

Our Photographer Marissa “Mars” Puckett was on hand to catch all the action!

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Marissa "Mars" Puckett is a Houston based artist whose main focus is Artistic Portraiture Photography. "See Yourself The Way I See You." is more than just her tagline. It is her Mission. She wants to seduce her spectators by working closely with the client to create compositons and setting that create a dreamlike quality. "Artistic yet real" have been used to describe her work from satisfied clients. Her passion for art and photography drives her to push herself to continually learn new techniques and stay inspired. She captures a genuine look into your personality and lets your inner you be seen and shine through.

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