Inkcarceration announces band performance times

Band performance times have been announced for the Inkcarceration Music and Tattoo Festival, which is return to the historic Ohio State Reformatory, aka Shawshank Prison, in Mansfield, Ohio, on July 12, 13 and 14. This year’s lineup is led by Shinedown, Godsmack and Five Finger Death Punch. The festival 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.


Friday July 12:
Doors at 3 p.m.

Main Stage
10:00 – 11:15: Shinedown
8:50 – 9:40: Taking Back Sunday
7:40 – 8:30: Skillet
6:00 – 6:30: Fozzy
4:50 – 5:20: Awake at Last
3:40 – 4:10: Broken Hands

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

Saturday July 13:
Doors at noon

Main Stage
9:30 – 11:00: Godsmack
8:00 – 9:00: Live
6:05 – 7:00: Motionless in White
4:45 – 5:25: Red Sun Rising
3:25 – 4:05: Buckcherry
2:10 – 2:45: Light the Torch
1:00 – 1:30: Titans in Time

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

Sunday July 14:
Doors at noon 

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

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

In addition, the festival will host 15 food trucks serving up local eats—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.

The 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 movie “The Shawshank Redemption.” 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.

Escape from Blood Prison is the annual Halloween haunted house attraction hosted at the Ohio State Reformatory. 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.

Inkcarceration tickets are available at https://

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