Concert Review: Rockapalooza at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds

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The first year of any concert festival is a learning experience. Just ask Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman. He reportedly lost money the first year he put on the skate punk concert. The organizers of Rockapalooza, a day-long hardcore punk and hip-hop festival held yesterday at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, undoubtedly learned some lessons from yesterday’s show. With plenty of parking, the fairgrounds proved to be a good site for the show. When we arrived in the later afternoon, we parked easily and then had little trouble getting into the concert. And even though the rain made some spots a bit muddy, the weather wasn’t a major issue. The biggest problem was the proximity of the stages to one another.

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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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