TOP 4 Music Festivals to catch in Ohio this Summer

Summer is just around the corner and it’s time to make your summer festivals plans. Here are some awesome festivals to catch in Ohio this summer and information on where to get tickets.

Music and Tattoo Festival

July 12-14 2019
Mansfield, OH


The INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festival recently announced its return to the historic Ohio State Reformatory, a.k.a. Shawshank Prison, in Mansfield, OH, on July 12, 13 and 14. This year’s massive line-up will be led by none other than colossal rock bands Shinedown, Godsmack and Five Finger Death Punch. Quickly becoming one of the nation’s premier rock festivals, INKCARCERATION will feature over 30 bands on two outdoor stages, 70 tattoo artists, reformatory tours, gourmet food trucks, the best drinks and for the first time, the haunted house attraction, Escape from Blood Prison.

Friday, July 12th
Taking Back Sunday
… and many others

Saturday, July 13th
Motionless in White
Red Sun Rising
Andrew WK
Stabbing Westward
… and many others

Sunday, July 14th
Five Finger Death Punch
I Prevail
… and many others

INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festival
’s incredibly unique festival setting – the historic Ohio State Reformatory – is considered one of the most haunted buildings in the country and the setting of the 1994 cinematic classic/IMDB’s highest rated movie of all time, The Shawshank Redemption (celebrating its 25th anniversary his year). The Ohio State Reformatory is centrally located about an hour away from Cleveland, Columbus, and Canton/Akron, Ohio and within a three-hour driving distance of Toledo, Dayton, Cincinnati, Youngstown, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia, Michigan and southern Ontario. Additionally, INKCARCERATION features tent and RV camping for a true outdoor festival experience!

Weekend passes, as well as single day tickets can be purchased here. Get them before they sell out. VIP passes already sold out, so don’t wait too long.



Camp Anarchy
May 31- June 2 2019
Legend Valley in Thornville, OH

As the only punk rock campout in the country, Camp Anarchy will feature performances by The Offspring, Rancid, NOFX, X, Pennywise, Bad Religion, The Damned, Fear, Less Than Jake, TSOL, Sick of it All & many more, along with a weekend of craft beer tastings (available for purchase) and immersive festival attractions. The festival takes place Friday, May 31, Saturday, June 1, and Sunday, June 2 at Legend Valley in Thornville, OH.

Friday, May 31st
The Offspring
Sick Of It All
… and many others

Saturday, June 1st
Suicidal Tendencies
The Damned
… and many others

Sunday, June 2nd
Bad Religion
Less Than Jake
… and many others

GA Weekend passes, as well as GA single day tickets are still available here. VIP, camping and parking tickets can be purchased as well. Don’t wait too long to get your passes, as this is a festival you DO NOT want to miss.

June 8-9 2019
Butler Campus, Cleveland, OH

Laurel School, an all-girls (K-12) independent school in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and the Cleveland-based Elevation Group announced the full lineup for LaureLive: Music with a Mission 2019 (#LL2019) a few weeks ago. LaureLive will kick-off Northeast Ohio’s summer in style as Cleveland’s Festival returns to Laurel’s gorgeous, 150-acre Butler Campus on Saturday and Sunday, June 8-9, 2019.

Saturday, June 8th
Dirty Heads
Moon Taxi
Dennis Llyod
Alec Banjamin
… and many others

Sunday, June 9th
Sheryl Crow
Trombone Shorty
Lake Street Dive
Rodrigo Y Gabriela
Red Sun Rising
… and many others

Find their full lineup here and purchase weekend and day passes here. VIP tickets are still available as well.


Music & Arts Festival
August 17-18 2019
Columbus, OH


The brand new, two-day Music Festival will take place On The Lawn At CAS and will features a diverse lineup of hitmakers including Walk The Moon, X Ambassadors, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness and The Revivalists, indie favorites Jenny LewisBishop Briggs and Mt. Joy plus dynamic eclectic performers Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. WonderBus will be a highly entertaining music event appropriate for all ages and will benefit The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health.

Saturday, August 17th
Walk The Moon
The Revivalists
Bishop Briggs
Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness
Chelsea Cutler
… and many others

Sunday, August 18th
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
X Ambassadors
Trombone Shorty
Jenny Lewis
Mt. Joy
… and many others

Find their full lineup here and purchase weekend and day passes here. Early bird tickets are still available. Get them now, before they go up in price. VIP tickets are still available as well.

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