Punk Rock Legends Social Distortion to Headline Klipsch Fest at Rock Hall

Social Distortion at Rock Hall Klipsch Fest

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 3:00pm to 11:00pm

Museum Hours:  10:00am – 11:00pm

FREE with admission -  Social Distortion headlines the Klipsch Fest Music Festival

SoCal legends Social Distortion bring punk rock garage energy and bare-knuckle grit to our exterior plaza stage to headline Klipsch Fest, a day-long celebration of premium sound with Klipsch® Audio, Saturday, August 11th from 3:00 to 11:00PM.  

Social D is joined by punk godfather Jon Langford  (Mekons and Waco Brothers), along with  Cleveland’s own Archie and the Bunkers, and the Boys from the County Hell. Tickets are free with museum admission!

VIP tickets are now sold out and include access to an exclusive Mike Ness “Under The Influences” interview event at 3 p.m.

Social Distortion front man Mike Ness will discuss his career as a songwriter and musician, share stories behind some of the biggest Social Distortion songs ever written and chat about the vinyl releases that influenced him as an artist. VIP tickets also include Museum admission and access to premium viewing and a private cash bar during the concert.

performance line up

4:45 - 5:45pm Boys From the County Hell - Rising from an annual Cleveland tradition in 2000, these Irish rockers join together from multiple bands to bring a Pouges, Clash, Replacements inspired set list alive. 

6:00 - 6:45pm Archie and the Bunkers - Cleveland brothers bring garage punk anchored by driving rhythm and trashy organ.

7:00 - 8:15pm Jon Langford Punk rock godfather and founder of the Mekons and Waco Brothers will play a career-spanning 40th anniversary set with three dudes from Chicago. Loud and rockin' like a blaring jukebox at a cowpunk truck-stop.

9:00 - 11:00pm Social Distortion - LA punk rock legends, fronted by Mike Ness, these true believers bring bare-knuckle grit and rock 'n' roll salvation to headline Klipsch Fest.

Klipsch Stage:

The following DJ sets happening inside the museum:

12 - 2pm DJ Red I

2 - 4pm DJ David Paris

4 - 6pm DJ SquareBiz

rocking locally, acting globally

As a participator in StrummerJam 2018 and in partnership with The Joe Strummer Foundation, we will be collecting funds from the new exhibit Part of the Machine: Rock & Pinball from August 6th to the 12th to be donated to The Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland. Visitors can also make separate donations in the exhibit to be collected for the Foundation.

Set up by friends and family after 2003 Inductee Joe Strummer's passing, The Joe Strummer Foundation gives opportunities to musicians and support to projects around the world that create empowerment through music.

About strummerjam

StrummerJam is an international fundraising event presented by The Joe Strummer Foundation.

Throughout the month of August 2018, StrummerJam events are held around the world to celebrate the life, music and memory of Joe Strummer and to help raise funds for music non-profits.

All StrummerJam fundraising events are independently organised by musicians, promoters, venues, record labels, DJs, artists and Joe Strummer fans.

StrummerJam is a month-long DIY global fundraising campaign that unites people so that together we can help change the world through music, as Joe said: "without people, you're nothing."