Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
Pete Loeffler, right, and his brother Sam of the rock band Chevelle brave the intense afternoon sun on stage at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers on Saturday, September 21. Through a local "battle of the bands" promotion by rock station 96 K-Rock, Before the Fire won the opening slot of the inaugural Rockwave Festival, a multi-band, all day concert featuring Filter, Stone Temple Pilots and Jane's Addiction among others. The event drew thousands of area rock fans and fans from across the state including Tampa, West Palm Beach and Miami. Rockwave comes on the heels of the highly successful Fort Rock Festival held at the same location by the same organizers this past April.