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INKcarceration Returns to Ohio State Reformatory July 12-14

By Alyssa Wright
Staff Writer

On July 12-14, prepare yourself for kicking off the dog days of summer while being inmates at INKcarceration Music and Tattoo Festival held in Mansfield, OH at the Ohio State Reformatory. Two stages will feature over 30 bands throughout the weekend. The Daily lineup scheduled to perform will feature…

Friday, July 12: Shinedown, Taking Back Sunday, Skillet, Fozzy, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Awake At Last, Broken Hands, The Funeral Portrait, and The Everyday Losers.

Saturday, July 13: Godsmack, +Live+, Motionless In White, Red Sun Rising, Buck Cherry, Light The Torch, Andrew W.K., Titans In Time, Stabbing Westward, Eyes Set To Kill, Raven Black, Monster Dolls, and Impending Lies.

Sunday, July 14 includes performances from Five Finger Death Punch, Seether, P.O.D., I Prevail, Starset, Issues, From Ashes To New, Smile Empty Soul, Scattered Hamlet, Kerbera, Beyond Unbroken, Monster Dolls, and Rivals.

Times for each performance is available at

The festival also has many more attractions to look forward to, featuring many tattoo artists giving ink to those who book a personal appointment (tattoo artists and contact information listed on You can take a tour of the prison and festival goers can even prepare for a good scare this year by going to the Escape From Blood Prison Halloween attraction that will make a special appearance all weekend.

Whether if you are traveling from out of state, you’re local, or if you are camping at the festival’s camping location (Inkcarceration Camping location is held at Richland County Fairgrounds), lock up your tickets now and enjoy a kickass weekend watching good bands, enjoying many vendors, and see what imprisonment at the one and only INKcarceration Music and Tattoo Festival is like!

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