Ohmstead 411











5 to 5:45 – Throw a fit

545 to 630 – Eyeris Wide

630 to 715 – Under New Order

715 to 8 – Jonny Dread & The Mystiks

8 to 9 – Alex Hall’s Figurehead

9 to 10 – Peridoni

10 to 12 – Elementree Livity Project

12 to 1 – Tropidelic

1 to 2 – The Almighty Get Down

2 to Whenever – Mr Browns Mysterious Sounds



11:30 to 12:30 – ( Spotlight.fm contest WINNER )

12:30 to 1:15 – Red Bean & the Groove Box

1:15 to 2:00 – Cosmic Village

2:00 to 3:00 – Know Prisoners

3:00 to 4:00 – Northbound

4:00 to 5:00 – The Mucklebuck

5:00 to 6:00 – HIP HOP SET – ( YNO & Cheech Mob )

6:00 to 6:45 – The Ohms Reunion Set

6:45 to 7:45 – HIP HOP SET – ( Blayze & SSE )

7:45 to 8:15 – Junya Be & DJ Ryebread

8:15 to 9:15 – ROAR

9:15 to 11 – Elementree Livity Project

11 to 12:15 – Sassafraz

12:15 to 1:15 – Shrub

1:15 to 2:30 – Aliver Hall





GATES open Friday August 22 @ 1pm

Bring CASH if you’re buying a ticket at the gate $40 – also, not all vendors will accept credit cards

FOOD VENDORS will be serving all kinds of food from burritos to burgers, pizza and snacks.  There will be plenty of vegan and vegetarian options as well.

…we’ll also be featuring some great clothes and craft vendors as well!

camping spots are 1st come 1st served.  there will be camp by your car spots available for the people who bought early bird tickets.  Because of the venue change, we cannot offer free early bird camping

please make sure everyone in your party has their tickets (unless you’re buying at the gate) BEFORE they arrive.  Cell phone reception is spotty at Camp America, and we CANNOT hold tickets at the gate for people

Please help in keeping the venue clean by cleaning up your area and putting your trash/recyclables in the barrels provided. Please be respectful to the people around you and look out for each other.


Ohmstead staff ends up spending 5 hours every year picking up individual cigarette butts after the festival – help us out and don’t be a butt (hahahahaha!)

Our rules are simple requests, but all rules are for a very good reason. Through trial and error, we believe the rules set forth will help you have a safe and enjoyable time at the venue. Please remember to be kind.

  • No illegal Drugs
  • Ohmstead will happen rain or shine – no refunds for any reason
  • No Glass Bottles – use plastic cups and keep the glass in your car
  • anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult – no exceptions
  • No firearms or weapons of any kind are permitted.
  • No fireworks.
  • Please do not cut any trees, live or dead in the venue.
  • No underage drinking will be tolerated.
  • Campfires only in pre-made firepits.
  • No saws or axes whatsoever.
  • Tents must be 5 ft. apart and 10 ft. from open flames.
  • No ATVs, golf carts or those fuckin stupid Segways.
  • Please help in keeping the venue clean by cleaning up your area and putting your trash/recyclables in the barrels provided. Please be respectful to the people around you and look out for each other.
  • Everyone is responsible for themselves and their things. OHMSTEAD and Lotus boom Productions will not be held accountable for any lost, stolen, or injured parties/goods.
  • Parents are responsible for there childrens actions.
  • We ask that once you arive @ the festival you don’t leave, although you will be allowed to leave/re-enter.  Please don’t drink and drive, keep our roads and families safe!!!!

Things to bring to the festival:

- Coolers

- sunscreen


- bugspray

- long sleeve shirts and pants

- swimwear

- tents

- water

- food (plenty of food will be available for sale at Ohmstead too!)


- rain gear ( just in case)

Columbus, OH

Sassafraz is the brainchild of composer/singer/guitarist Eric Turner. The band is all about stretching out, getting creative, and pushing boundaries. In the musical world of Sassafraz, heavy funk grooves can quickly change into psychedelic guitar solos; freestyle rap verses might lead into jazz horn battles, or they might go somewhere completely different—that’s the beauty and excitement of Eric Turner’s compositions.

Eric needed to find knowledgeable musicians to play such dynamic and varied music, so he turned to his frequent collaborators, Jack Gould and Zach Pontzer. Then they sought out the best bassist and drummer they could find. This led them to the College Conservatory of Music at University of Cincinnati where they met Jeff Mellot and Jon Lattier. Holy shit can those guys groove out. Jeff, who has been referred to by some as a “White Questlove”, and Jon, a student of the Marcus Miller school of funky bass, make pockets so deep that you can;t help but fall inside and get warm by their funky fire.

They then added the final piece of the puzzle with the addition of Emerson B. a singer, rapper, and freestyle extraordinaire who is one hell of a performer. Emerson effortlessly works the crowd and dances like his clothes are on fire. After tearing it up in Philly and New York for years, Emerson made his way back home to Ohio, met up with Sassafraz, and decided to stay. Members of Sassafraz have shared the stage with Victor Wooten, Wynton Marsalis, ?uestlove, Soulive, Lettuce, Papadosio, Less Than Jake, Badfish, and more. For as young as they are, these guys have been around the proverbial block a few times.

This rock solid 6-piece group has the ability to play any song, in any style, at any time. Their diverse skill set and improvisational approach, mixed with extremely danceable beats, catchy hooks, and funky vocals makes Sassafraz a band that everyone will enjoy! This summer they’re looking to break onto the festival scene with a bang and record their first album. They also hope to sell sassa-fries out their bus. Check them out in a city near you.



Jam-rock from Akron, Ohio

Alex Hall’s Figurehead is a jamband juggernaut squeezed into a progressive framework and tinged with a classic rock attitude. Drawing from jamband giants, progressive mainstays, and rock ‘n’ roll royalty, this northeast Ohio quintet is as technically proficient as it is palatable, thanks to Hall’s widely accessible songwriting style, lyrical depth, and shred-worthy guitar playing, to say nothing of the superior musicianship of Figurehead, which features guitarist Dave Lynn (Jones for Revival, Dr. Freshbutter), keyboardist Jay Stephens (Jones for Revival, Yosemight), bassist Tim Wilderoder (Dr. Freshbutter), and drummer Zach Connolly.

AHF’s approach to Hall’s songbook—much of which was popularized by Akron’s Aliver Hall, which he founded in 2010 and left in 2014—shows off the musicality of the songs while maintaining their soul and intensity. Audiences will surely latch onto the band’s original, yet familiar sound as they make their way onto the local, regional, and national music scene and hit the ground running.


ALex hall figurehead

We don’t know much about these guys except that they love the sick jam.  Here’s what it says on their ReverbNation site:

We are musicans. We once were lost wandering among the genres and fellow musicans of today. We met a man…quite a character… a strange man indeed. He shared with us the sounds of his dreams. We are here to share these soundtracks to you. Enjoy.

Mr. Brown was detained for months without just cause. His thought crimes were threatening the existence of the establishment, but there were no legal grounds to hold him on. The band met him on a trip to the Moon. “The orchestra in my head is driving me insane…please help”, he told the band. MBMS is a three-dimensional rock n roll projection of a man about to lose his mind.




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