After hosting 2016’s Alternative Press Music Awards in the great city of Columbus at Ohio State University’s Schottenstein Center, we are excited to announce the APMAs are coming back to our hometown Cleveland! This year's show will be July 17.
The APMAs promise even more of what fans have come to expect from the show in 2017—huge stars and incredible performances.
"We've got some big things planned for the APMAs in 2017, and we're so happy that we get to return to our hometown to make it all happen," Alternative Press Founder and CEO Mike Shea says. "The city of Cleveland is one of the hottest revitalized cities in the nation and we are proud of our ongoing contribution to the city's growth.”
Details regarding the 2017 APMAs venue, tickets and VIP packages, hosts, nominees, honorees, attending/performing artists, red carpet appearances, surrounding events and more will be announced in the new year via www.altpress.com/apmas.
Last year’s APMAs trended worldwide on Twitter and Facebook for over 72 hours — before, during and after live streaming on Amazon Music’s official Twitch channel — which reached a staggering 500,000-plus viewers. The Alternative Press Music Awards were the most viewed stream on Twitch day of show, in addition to being the No. 3 most viewed music stream in the platform’s history. Social media reaction and fan response spread fast and furious across the internet following the opening red carpet and awards ceremony, garnering millions of impressions.
In addition, over 6,000 die-hard alternative music fans attended the live show in person. Fans enjoyed hours of snapping pics and rubbing elbows with celebrities and artists outside the red carpet (streamed live via tumblr.), had merch and other items personally signed by their favorite bands at the Monster Energy Artist Signing Truck, enjoyed a front row view of the electrifying live show action in the Fearless Records Fan Pit, and capped off the night celebrating at the official fan afterparty at Skully’s Music Diner. If you missed out on the fun last year, check out a 2016 ultimate highlight reel here.