The Alternative Press Music Awards Returns for the 3rd Year This July – Get the Scoop!

a97bcd74-ed3c-4b0c-83e2-b7bd3b35b12eLast year, rock music’s newest and most popular awards show – theJourneys Alternative Press Music Awards, Fueled by Monster Energy- shut down rock n’ roll city, taking over Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena with ground-breaking performances and an exciting, star-studded red carpet, all with the support of devoted alternative music fans from across the globe.

With the Republican National Convention taking over Cleveland this summer, theAlternative Press Music Awardswas forced to find a new home for this year’s show, and in what better place than the state capitol of Columbus, Ohio. Continuing their endless support of the genre and its community,Alternative Presswill stage their own Punk Rock Convention.


The 2016APMA’s will go head to head – live on TV and via social media – against the Republican National Convention. Although many ofAlternative Press’ young readers may not be able to vote in the upcoming U.S. election, those same readers can let their voices be heard by voting for their favorite artists for theAlternative Press Music Awards.

When it came to selecting the hosts for the 2016Alternative Press Music Awards, the choice was obvious. After last year’s non-stop volley of infectious jokes, witty anecdotes and charming introductions, it was clear Alex Gaskarth and Jack Barakat – eight-time AP cover stars and now presidential nominees – of All Time Lowcould not be topped. TheAPMA’s proudly welcomes the duo back to host this year’s main event!

“We are so happy to be returning to theAPMA’s this year to host. Last year we didn’t make a lot of new friends (sad face emoji), so this year – we’re coming back as something no one can hate, politicians! We look forward to being part of this Punk Rock Convention. Get ready to vote – Stay tuned.”

Alex Gaskarth and Jack Barakat ofAll Time Low

TheAlternative Press Music Awardsare pleased to announce this year’s event broadcast live from theSchottenstein Centerin Columbus (555 Borror Dr., on the evening ofJuly 18, 2016. Tickets for the third annualAlternative Press Music Awardswill be available throughTicketmaster. Details regarding tickets and VIP packages, nominees, honorees, performers, voting, pre-show parties, red carpet appearances, and more will be available soon


Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.


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