The INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festival will return to the historic Ohio State Reformatory, a.k.a. Shawshank Prison, in Mansfield, OH, on July 12, 13 and 14.

This year’s massive line-up will be led by none other than colossal rock bands Shinedown, Godsmack, and Five Finger Death Punch. Quickly becoming one of the nation’s premier rock festivals, INKCARCERATION will feature over 30 bands on two outdoor stages, 70 tattoo artists, reformatory tours, gourmet food trucks, the best drinks and for the first time, the haunted house attraction, Escape from Blood Prison.

INKCARCERATION has now announced the daily set times and stages for performing bands.


Friday July 12

Doors Open at 3:00 PM

Main Stage

  • 3:40 – 4:10: Broken Hands
  • 4:50 – 5:20: Awake at Last
  • 6:00 – 6:30: Fozzy
  • 7:40 – 8:30: Skillet
  • 8:50 – 9:40: Taking Back Sunday
  • 10:00 – close: Shinedown

Second Stage

  • 4:15 – 4:45: The Everyday Losers
  • 5:25 – 5:55: The Funeral Portrait
  • 6:40 – 7:35: Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

Saturday July 13

Doors Open at 12:00 PM

Main Stage

  • 1:00 – 1:30: Titans in Time
  • 2:10 – 2:45: Light the Torch
  • 3:25 – 4:05: Buckcherry
  • 4:45 – 5:25: Red Sun Rising
  • 6:05 – 7:00: Motionless in White
  • 8:00 – 9:00: +Live+
  • 9:30 – close: Godsmack

Second Stage

  • 12:25 – 12:55: Impending Lies
  • 1:35 – 2:05: Monster Dolls
  • 2:50 – 3:20: Raven Black
  • 4:10 – 4:40: Eyes Set to Kill
  • 5:30 – 6:00: Stabbing Westward
  • 7:05 – 7:55: Andrew WK

Sunday July 14

Doors Open at 12:00 PM

Main Stage

  • 1:00 – 1:30: Scattered Hamlet
  • 2:10 – 2:45: Smile Empty Soul
  • 3:25 – 4:05: Issues
  • 4:45 – 5:25: Starset
  • 6:05 – 7:00: I Prevail
  • 8:00 – 9:00: Seether
  • 9:30 – 11:00: Five Finger Death Punch

Second Stage

  • 12:25 – 12:55: Rivals
  • 1:35 – 2:05: Monster Dolls
  • 2:50 – 3:20: Beyond Unbroken
  • 4:10 – 4:40: Kerbera
  • 5:30 – 6:00: From Ashes to New
  • 7:05 – 7:55: P.O.D.

In addition, INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festival will host 15 gourmet food trucks serving up the most delicious local eats! This year’s festival will feature Island Noodles, Smash Time Food Truck, Chicky Chicky Waffle, Zaki Food Truck, Swat Food Truck and Catering, Bistro de Mohr, Pizza Cottage, Three Lil Piggies BBQ, The Gaucho & The Gringa, OH Pizza and Pretzels, Loops Food Truck, Dirty Frank’s Hot Dogs, Graeters Ice Cream, Barroluco Argentine Comfort Food and Gorilla Gurt! Visit to learn more about what each truck has to offer.

While the stages and food trucks will be busy outside, INKCARCERATION will feature 70 local and regional tattoo artists tattooing all weekend inside the reformatory. Appointments are recommended if there is a specific artist you would like to work with. Visit for information on how to book your appointment and to see a full list of featured tattoo shops, companies and artists. Tattoo competition details and judges will be announced soon.

INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festival‘s incredibly unique festival setting – the historic Ohio State Reformatory – is considered one of the most haunted buildings in the country and the setting of the 1994 cinematic classic/IMDB’s highest rated movie of all time, The Shawshank Redemption (celebrating its 25th anniversary his year). The Ohio State Reformatory is centrally located about an hour away from Cleveland, Columbus, and Canton/Akron, Ohio and within a three-hour driving distance of Toledo, Dayton, Cincinnati, Youngstown, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia, Michigan and southern Ontario. Additionally, INKCARCERATION features tent and RV camping for a true outdoor festival experience.

Escape from Blood Prison is the annual Halloween haunted house attraction hosted at the historic Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, OH. It typically runs from the end of September through early November every year, but INKCARCERATION will make this spooky attraction available for festival goers to experience all weekend long in 2019! Once Blood Prison takes over the reformatory, the enormous facility is filled with bloodthirsty inmates waiting for victims to enter and try and make it through the facility alive.

INKCARCERATION 2019 ticketing details can be found at: https:// Note that VIP & camping packages are now sold out. Military discounts via GovX are available (12% off weekend tickets only).

Single Day General Admission (Early Bird)

ONE General Admission Wristband includes:

  • Field pass for concert
  • Access to the tattoo convention
  • Self-guided reformatory tours.

Starting at $65

Weekend General Admission

ONE 3-day General Admission Wristband includes:

  • Field pass for concert the entire weekend
  • Access to the tattoo convention
  • Self-guided reformatory tours.
  • Price $199

INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festival online: Website –

INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festival is produced by Inkcarceration LTD.

Source, Photo: Press Release; Photo: Creative Commons License

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