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ROCKAPALOOZA Ohio – Back to College Jam: Only One Week Away!

| 31 August 2012 | Reply

ROCKAPALOOZA Ohio – Back to College Jam will take over the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds in just one week on September 8th! The fairgrounds are located at 19201 E. Bagley Rd., Middleburg Heights, OH. The event is ALL AGES. Tickets are on sale at this locationDoors open at 10am and curfew is set at 12am.


Ticket Prices:

$30 Advance General Admission

$40 Day of Show

$100 VIP – This grants you front of line access upon entry, front of line access to the meet and greet artist autograph signing tent, access to an exclusive VIP artist viewing deck attached to the main stage, and half priced drinks in the VIP lounge (meet and greets TBA). FYI – is providing VIP ticket sales with reduced fees now!


Hosted this year by SiriusXM Faction DJ Shannon Gunz and model Taylor Brynne, ROCKAPALOOZA Ohio features headliners THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA and MACHINE GUN KELLY with support from ATTACK! ATTACK!, TWISTA, and more! Other artists performing include INSPECTAH DECK of the Wu Tang Clan, TEXAS IN JULY, IONIA, and many more. See below for a full line-up.


Learn more about some of this year’s stellar artists below:


  • Drae Michael Smith (D-RAE) was born on July 29, 1991, grew up in the small town of East Palestine, Ohio and at the age of 14, realized that he wanted to take his love and passion for music to another level by writing and recording his own music. In 2011, Smith began to brand and promote his “Keep It Movin” movement and shared the stage with names such as Wiz Khalifa, Machine Gun Kelly and Yelawolf. Smith had faced a lot of challenges in the form or hate, criticism, low-budgets and no support, but through it all he kept things moving and continued to work hard. His goal is to be a source of inspiration for those who have dreams of any kind, to always keep their head up and know that if they believe and work hard, good things will come their way.


  • Formed in 2011, Helix Reign combines elements of 90s Alternative Rock, Modern Hard Rock, and traditional heavy metal to make music that can only be described as “helix reign” Helix Reign has opened for national acts Mushroomhead, Puddle of Mudd, Saliva, Red Jumpsuit Aparatus, We Came as Romans, Emphatic, Trapt, and Icon for Hire as well as headlined several shows in their hometown as well as won 2 battle of the bands contests. In the Summer of 2012 they began working on their first full length album. Check out for more info and upcoming shows


  • Hailing from the streets of NYC, ionia will once again make its way to the Rockapalooza stage to deliver a performance that will surely be remembered by the fans. ionia is a band of strength, dedication, and without compromise. Made up of five socially and economically conscious members they strive not only to deliver one hell of a rock performance but do so with integrity and a lyrical message that contains meaning and provokes thought. This is not just another cookie cutter rock band. ionia is one to watch out for.


  • A rising star from a broken region, Fallen Captive brings a blue collar work ethic, blends it with melody and that never-give-up attitude that is synonymous with the city of Cleveland and heavy metal music. More than just a group of musicians, they’re brothers in arms. Playing a potent brand of metalcore with a slew of influences thrown in, they’re never content to rest on their laurels. Fallen Ca ptive is all about moving forward to take their music to the next level. With a dual lead guitar attack, booming bass, thundering drums and a hint of keyboards to offset the aggressive vocals, Fallen Captive is a force to be reckoned with and everyone should stand up and take notice.


  • Ruled by Reason is a progressive metal band from Cleveland, Ohio. Combing sounds from Between the Buried and Me, In Flames, Mastodon, and August Burns Red, Ruled by Reason create a sound that is fresh and compelling in the modern music scene.  Don’t miss the opportunity to hear Ruled by Reason!


ROCKAPALOOZA Ohio – Back to College Jam is presented by Kings of Rock Entertainment & Live Loud N Local and brought to you by Rockstar Energy Drink. The festival is also sponsored by Young & Reckless Clothing, Cleveland Scene Magazine, Blueprint Artist Development, Ghost Vodka, and Revolver Electronic Cigarettes.




Rockapalooza Music Festival is kicking off a brand new contest to benefit local Kent, OH social services. The fest will be giving away a VIP upgrade to some lucky fans at the Ohio event! Bring a canned good or donate $1 upon entry into the festival grounds and receive an entry into the VIP upgrade drawing that will be held every two hours!


That’s right! Just for making a small donation to help those in need, you could win one of four VIP passes. VIP to the festival includes, front of the line entry into the artist meet and greet tent, the ability  to watch the show from the special VIP viewing deck attached to the main stage, half priced drinks and a very special VIP pass! Help us help others and win some cool prizes too!



The Devil Wears Prada – Machine Gun Kelly – Attack Attack! – Twista – Inspectah Deck (Wu Tang Clan) – Texas In July – Ionia – Bobaflex – Ghosts of August – iPhonic – Eric Evasion – Chuck Lew – Fallen Captive


With performances by:

Alternant Resonant – Animas – Beat To Quarters – Black Cloud Syndrome – Broken Reflection – D-Rae – Distant Descend – Fallen Captive – Ice Possible – It Lies Within – Jay Mel – Jet City Vega – Killjay – Ky’Ly’Ntae – Mind Pulp – Nation of Wealth – Nazareth – Nyland – Rotation – Tisk Tisk – Trakblazas – Undone – Wixor


Cerebral Entertainment Stage:

Autumn Burning – Helix Reign – Inside We Die – Northern Whale – Nowhere At All – Oceans of Atrophy – Sever – Skinbound – Summer Soulstice – The Knickers – Von Isley



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