The 2017 Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards are almost here, you can almost taste it. And for those of you who can't make it, don't fret: Fans will once again be able to watch the show live from anywhere in the world! The APMAs will broadcast live from Cleveland’s legendary Quicken Loans Arena starting at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT on Monday, July 17. More streaming information here.
Read more: How to watch the 2017 APMAs live
For those of you who will take part in our scene's biggest night, don't miss these huge events happening before and after the show — from Emo Nite LA to a panel featuring Laura Jane Grace. Here's the lineup:
APMAs FAN DAY + “LGBTQ IN MUSIC” PANEL
Alternative Press is excited to announce APMAs Fan Day, brought to you by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, from 1 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 16. This free event is open to the public and will take place on the Rock Hall Live stage powered by PNC and Klipsch Audio mainstage at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (1100 Rock & Roll Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44114). It includes a special free concert featuring 2017 APMAs nominees and 2016 Best Breakthrough Band award winners State Champs (Best Music Video, Derek DiScanio for Best Vocalist, Ryan Scott Graham for Best Bassist), Broadside (Best Underground Band) along with nu metal heavies Islander and up-and-coming pop-punk delegations Carousel Kings and Sleep On It.
APMAs Fan Day will also include an “LGBTQ In Music” panel with APMAs Icon Award recipient/Against Me! frontwoman Laura Jane Grace, pioneering transgendered metal vocalist Mina Caputo of Life Of Agony and more to be announced. Laura Jane Grace will also be signing copies of her book Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock's Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout, which was named as one of Billboard's “100 Greatest Music Books Of All Time.” Visit Rock Hall for more information about its exhibits.
“The APMAs bring some of the most passionate rock fans together in Cleveland,” says the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame’s Vice President of Marketing and Communications Todd Mesek. “It’s the same kind of energy we see around the Inductions and we're adding another full day of live music and programs on July 16. We always define rock and roll as an attitude and the bands — and the fans — at the APMAs are certainly continuing that tradition.”
WHEN: Sun., July 16 from 1-7 p.m.
WHERE: Rock Hall Live stage at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, 1100 Rock & Roll Blvd.
HOW MUCH: Free
EMO NITE X APMAS PARTY
Following the main event, Mahall’s in Lakewood (13200 Madison Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107) will host the EMO NITE X APMAS party for fans.
From 11 p.m. to 2 a.m., fans can rock out with special guests and perfect-party throwers, EMO NITE LA. This event is open to all ages, and anyone who is familiar with Emo Nite knows to expect some star-studded appearances. Don’t miss your chance to party with your favorite artists. Tickets are available now.
“We had a fantastic time at the APMAs last year and we can’t wait to throw an Emo Nite in Cleveland with Alternative Press,” says Emo Nite’s T.J. Petracca. “We have some incredible surprises planned for this one. You’re not gonna want to miss it!”
In addition, viewers can expect to see appearances from Patty Walters of As It Is, Attila, Avatar, Ollie Baxxter of Broadside, Chad I Ginsburg of CKY, Creeper, Dance Gavin Dance, Grayscale, Gwar, I Prevail, I See Stars, Jeffree Star, Juliet Simms, LIGHTS, PVRIS, SWMRS, Starset, State Champs, Corey Taylor of Slipknot/Stone Sour, Sleep On It, Sum 41, Jayden Panesso of Sylar, Too Close To Touch, John Floreani of Trophy Eyes, William Control, Jayden Seeley of With Confidence and Dan “Soupy” Campbell of the Wonder Years and more!
WHEN: Mon., July 17 from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.
WHERE: Mahall's; 13200 Madison Ave, Lakewood
HOW MUCH: $10 – $15
Plus, we teamed up with Spotify for an APMAs takeover—listen to their rockin’ “The Scene: #APMAS Edition” playlist now!
The Scene: #APMAS Edition
You have ONE DAY LEFT to cast your vote for your favorite artists, so be sure to make your voice heard here by tomorrow, June 30. Check out a full list of nominees here. Tickets are available now, with a limited number of VIP packages remaining.
Watch the APMAs site for more details on performers, presenters, red carpet appearances, surrounding events and more.