July 19, 2011

Vans Warped Tour

Warped Tour has long been known as the punk rock music festival of the summer. Bringing together bands and fans from across the nation, the concert is an annual traditions for music lovers.

The festival hits Cleveland tomorrow, July 20 and will be hosted for the first time at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls.

Warped Tour features and celebrates punk rock, ska, alternative rock and pop punk music. In recent years, over 100 bands have performed each day. This year's headliners include 3OH!3, A Day To Remember, Paramore, Jack's Mannequin, and The Devil Wears Prada, among others.

As many as eight stages are set up throughout the festival grounds with bands performing non-stop all day. Numerous vendors and non-profit tents can also be found at the event, including Fearless Records, Music Saves Lives, Alternative Press Magazine, peta, and To Write Love On Her Arms. These stands are famous for featuring meet and greets and autograph sessions with bands, so keep your eyes open.

Tickets are $40 at the door. To receive a "Jump the Line Pass" (get there late, the line can be upwards of an hour just to get in) bring a $5 donation, three canned goods or a used cellphone to the donation station at the gate.

Warped Tour hours:
Wednesday, July 20 from 11:30 a.m.-9ish (or until the last bands leave the stage)

For more information, and a list of bands playing at the Cleveland date, visit

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