Last year, rock music’s newest and most popular awards show – the Journeys 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, the Alternative Press Music Awards was 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 Press will stage their own Punk Rock Convention.
The 2016 APMA’s will go head to head – live on TV and via social media – against the Republican National Convention. Although many of Alternative 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 the Alternative Press Music Awards.
When it came to selecting the hosts for the 2016 Alternative 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 Low could not be topped. The APMA’s proudly welcomes the duo back to host this year’s main event!
“We are so happy to be returning to the APMA’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 of All Time Low
The Alternative Press Music Awards are pleased to announce this year’s event broadcast live from the Schottenstein Center in Columbus (555 Borror Dr., www.schottensteincenter.com) on the evening of July 18, 2016. Tickets for the third annual Alternative Press Music Awards will be available through Ticketmaster. Details regarding tickets and VIP packages, nominees, honorees, performers, voting, pre-show parties, red carpet appearances, and more will be available soon via www.altpress.com/apmas.