Rock the Desert

Rock the Desert


Will there be an RTD this year?
I have been enjoying all the memories that have been popping up on Facebook of our previous years at Rock the Desert. Oh how we have missed being there! Praying for the return of our beloved Christian Rock Festival. Lots of great family times happened there!
It's great. Well ran and very fun.
Bought a canopy spot early because they sell out every year. Now unable to go. Anyone want to buy it? Just want money back not looking for a profit!
KGNZ at Night with Dustin Tatro's first pair of wristbands for 2019 up for grabs now! Check out the simulcast on our page to find out how to call in and win.
Come get tattooed at the 2019 Rock the Desert Fest Aug.,1-3,2019 Midland,Tx
DM for bookings...will also have designs ready to tattoo
I'll be tattooing at this year's Rock The Desert. Aug.,3-5,
in Midland,Texas.....DM for appointments...
Are y’all really ending RTD?? I’m heartbroken
Anyone have experience Photographing the festival? Can we Talk? I have a pass to shoot this years festival and would like some insight as to how things go for this particular event.
Love it!
Roland Gloria
Bring Newsboys United, Crowder and Tobymac, you'll have an unparalleled crowd in your hands! :) :) :)

Rock the Desert Music Festival - Thank you for the past 20 years!

Operating as usual


Sk8 sesh tonight from 6-10pm!!

Sk8 sesh tonight from 6-10pm!!


BMX & scooter sesh at RTD skatepark tonight from 6-10pm!!

BMX & scooter sesh at RTD skatepark tonight from 6-10pm!!

Hope Lives On Tonight! 🙌 02/27/2021

Hope Lives On Tonight! 🙌

Everyone check this out!

Hope Lives On Tonight! 🙌 Tune in tonight! Festival Details Lineup Tickets Accomodations Hey KB Family, We're so excited to be part of the Hope Lives On Virtual Festival that's streaming tonight at 8:00 PM for FREE on Facebook and YouTube! Featuring Casting Crowns, for King & Country, Skillet, We The Kingdom and more! Get yo...


Trump 2020 Parade

Trump 2020 parade meeting place!!


Together we stand. Our RTD team has been praying more than ever during this season especially for those who are affected by COVID-19. This will pass. We will be back together soon. #RTDcares


Long time no see! We miss you too!
We’re currently in our sabbatical, praying & seeking God. Stay up to date at
WE ❤️ YOU!


Our friend and #RTD19 Coffeehouse performer, Brendyn , just released his new song & it is 🔥 check it out! 10/17/2019

Rock the Desert Festival Survey 2019

As we consider the future of RTD and take time to process, pray and reimagine, we would love your feedback on RTD 2019 and RTD as a whole. Help us out by filling out our survey!

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Forever grateful for this family who have given heart and soul to Rock The Desert for the last 20years!! We celebrate you. Thank you for everything you have invested our lives we are better because of it!!
Write you favourite memories below!! @ Rock the Desert


Rock the Desert

Go see this movie!

Go see this movie!!! 09/04/2019

Faith-Based Movie ‘Overcomer’ Rakes In $8.2 Million During Opening Weekend

Go see this movie!!! It’s the fourth straight time a movie from filmmakers Alex and Stephen Kendrick has debuted that high!


for KING & COUNTRY + Dolly Parton - God Only Knows (Official Music Video)


Our friends.. this perhaps is the most thrilling New Music Video Release we’ve ever had. It is with great enthusiasm that we give you the final version of ‘G...


We are completely heartbroken about the recent events that happened today.
Join us in praying for the family’s affected. ❤️


This is how we fight our battles. #RTD19 ⚡️


Magical nights in the desert. #RTD19 ⚡️


Best night ⚡️#RTD19


What was your favorite memory from #RTD19 ?


@lecrae X @danielcarrai


How good was @codycarnes at #RTD19 ?!


Congratulations to everyone who got baptized at #RTD19 - a weekend we will never forget ❤️ @ Rock the Desert


Can you believe it’s been a week? #RTD19


We love you #RTD19
Here are some of our favorite pictures taken over the past weekend ⚡️


We love you #RTD19
Here are some of our favorite pictures taken over the past weekend ⚡️


We love you #RTD19
Here are some of our favorite pictures taken over the past weekend ⚡️


We love you #RTD19
Here are some of our favorite pictures taken over the past weekend ⚡️


THANK YOU #RTD19 - WE LOVE YOU ⚡️ @ Rock the Desert


@skilletmusic closed out #RTD19 in the best way!


We LOVE the Tull’s & are so thankful for everything they’ve done for #RTD the past 20 years.


We’re so thankful for everyone who has served #RTD19 this year - WE LOVE YOU!


WOW! @karijobe lead us so beautifully in worship. #RTD19


Bring it on desert night - #RTD19




While we wait for the wind storm to pass - Head to the @rtdskatepark for all the indoor fun! #RTD19


WE ARE CURRENTLY DELAYING SHOWS AT THE MOMENT DUE TO WEATHER - We are hopeful the winds will pass. We will be updating VIA IG stories. #RTD19


Summer friends forever. #RTD19 ⚡️

Our Story

Rock the Desert is a three-day Christian music Festival held in Midland, Texas and is scheduled for August 1, 2 & 3, 2019. For the last 19 years, we’ve been bringing the best Chrisitian artists to the Permian Basin for a weekend of fun, entertainment and fellowship that is suitable for the entire family. The mission of Rock the Desert is to reach today’s generation through contemporary Christian music and recreational facilities so that they may hear the life-changing message of Jesus Christ.

Rock the Desert Ministries, Inc. (RTD) began in 2000 with a free, one-day concert held in a church parking lot that drew over 4,000 people. In 2001, RTD moved to Beal Park and the event offered great Christian music, speakers, skateboarding, extreme games, camping and a Jumbotron. Over the years, the event was relocated to RTD's permanent home at 2000 S. FM 1788 in Midland, Texas across from the airport. RTD is now known as one of the most influential Christian festivals in the United States. In 2014, RTD Skatepark was built on the property and features professional skateboarders during the festival. It is also open to the public year round.

Tickets to RTD can be purchased right here on our page! For more festival information visit our website,

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Trump 2020 Parade
@lecrae X @danielcarrai
@iamhollyn Answers YOUR questions!
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Matthew West Encore!!
The Gospel message by Joel Bennett!




2000 N FM-1788
Midland, TX

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SAVE THE DATE Rock The Desert Festival 2017 August 3-5, 2017
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