A rocking cocktail of a haunted and iconic prison, metal music and tattoos will take place this summer at the INKcarceration Music and Tattoo Festival, July 13-15, at Mansfield’s Ohio State Reformatory. Bringing guests top best rock n’ roll and heavy metal music acts, INKcarceration not only features some 30 bands on two stages, but celebrates all things tattoo related.
More than 25 booths will feature the work of 70-plus local and regional tattoo artists. Live demonstrations and contests in 25 categories, including a best in show, will highlight their artistry.
More than 15 different vendors will serve up a variety of food and beverages, and tours of the legendary Ohio State Reformatory will be offered daily.
The Ohio State Reformatory, best known as the location for the No. 1 movie of all time (IMDB), “The Shawshank Redemption,” provides the perfect backdrop to the festival offering even more entertainment inside its walls, given the prison’s prominent history and lore.
Tickets to the festival are $89 per day and includes all music acts. Special VIP packages are also available. Tickets and additional information are found at inkcarceration.com.
A destination unlike any other, Mansfield and Richland County, Ohio offers unusual travel adventures and experiences, such as spending the night in a haunted former state prison where Hollywood blockbuster movies are shot, world-class motorsports, snow skiing and boarding, hiking, biking, golf and loads of other outdoor adventures attract families and visitors of all ages. Complete visitor information, details on dining and accommodations and free visitor guides are available at DestinationMansfield.com.