Ohio State Reformatory to Host Inaugural Inkcarceration Music and Tattoo Festival

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More than 30 bands will perform at the inaugural Inkcarceration Music and Tattoo Festival set to take place on July 13, 14 and 15 at the Historic Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield.

The bill includes acts such as Rise Against, A Day to Remember, Bush, Black Label Society, Clutch, Our Lady Peace, Suicidal Tendencies, Fuel, Hatebreed, Sevendust, Living Colour and Alien Ant Farm.

The festival will also include over 70 booths featuring local and regional tattoo artists, and there will be tours of the Historic Ohio State Reformatory, home of the "Shawshank Prison."

"We are very excited to host the 2018 Inkcarceration Music and Tattoo Festival," says Paul Smith, executive director of the Historic Ohio State Reformatory, in a press release. "They plan to bring next level entertainment to our venue, and we hope to have a long and prosperous relationship with them that helps benefit and secure the future of our organization, the historic site itself and the community."

Admission to the festival will also include entry to the Hellzapoppin, a theatrical rock 'n' roll circus stunt-show that features "death-defying stunts" such as fire eating, fire breathing, a machete walk, acrobatic stunts, sword swallowing, knife-throwing and archery using human targets.

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Jeff Niesel

Jeff has been covering the Cleveland music scene for more than 20 years now. And on a regular basis, he tries to talk to whatever big acts are coming through town, too. If you're in a band that he needs to hear, email him at [email protected]
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