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Vans Warped Tour Presents “Punk Off” at Mishawaka



Top two winners of summer event at The Mish play the Ernie Ball stage at Vans Warped Tour date in Denver

BELLVUE, Colo., January 2, 2018 — Mishawaka Amphitheatre will give Front Range bands from Denver to Cheyenne the opportunity to play a set at the Vans Warped Tour Denver date this summer. “Punk Off!” — a one-day juried competition and live concert event at The Mish in early summer 2018 will feature five bands selected via an initial online application process that is currently live at http://www.themishawaka.com/punkoff/. The bands selected to play Punk Off! will each perform a 25-minute set in front of a jury and a live audience, with the top two bands selected making an appearance on the Ernie Ball stage on Sunday, July 1.

“The Vans Warped Tour is happy to team up with The Mishawaka in finding the best bands from Northern Colorado to join us at the Vans Warped Tour July 1st,” said Kevin Lyman, who founded the festival in 1995.

“The Vans Warped Tour is an iconic event that has been around for almost 25 years, and it gives local bands an opportunity to play the festival alongside nationally touring headliners,” said Dani Grant, Mishawaka Amphitheatre owner and general manager. “We are excited to partner with the presenters to make this opportunity interactive and engaging, and — much liked Warped Tour — to feature some bands that might not typically get a chance to perform in more traditional venues.”

Grant added that although the event is titled “Punk Off!”, the application and review process is open to any band interested in the opportunity. Past Warped Tour alumni have included Eminem, Katy Perry, The Black Eyed Peas, Social Distortion, No Doubt, Green Day, and The Descendents.

Applications will be accepted through February 11, 2018, with decisions to be announced in March. Punk Off! is presented in partnership with Vans Warped Tour, KCSU 90.5FM and Odell Brewing Company.

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