Rock on the Range might be the only rock festival that takes place in both the US and Canada. In Columbus, Ohio, this show packed with hard rockers, classic rockers, and metal bands happens in May at Crew Stadium. The Canadian version of Rock on the Range 2018 unfolds a month later in June at and Canada Inns Stadium in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
History and Facts about Rock on the Range
On average, more than 15,000 fans enjoy the Winnipeg festival, while more than double that have experienced the music and rock in Columbus. It all started in 2007 with the first Ohio music festival, bringing hard rock to Columbus.
After two years of single-day sellouts, the festival expanded to two days in 2009, the same year the Winnipeg version debuted. Back in Columbus, the 2008 festival is best known as the first Stone Temple Pilots performance in many years. Two years later, Papa Roach filmed the video to Kick in the Teeth at ROTR Columbus Ohio. This is not the only large festival in Ohio. Also worth checking out is ComFest.
Tickets to Rock on the Range
If you're planning to experience the fun of Rock on the Range 2018, you'll have many choices for tickets. General admission tickets are available as a one-day or two-day pass. Stadium passes are only sold as two-day tickets.
VIP packages allow you to upgrade your experience—some of the packages include hotel accommodations, and all include festival tickets. Other perks include access to the VIP lounge, t-shirts, and even meals with some of the packages to this Ohio music festival. The camping package includes overnights at the Ohio Expo Center Campground, as well as shirts and party tickets.
Directions to ROTR Columbus Ohio
ROTR Columbus Ohio happens at Crew Stadium, located at One Black & Gold Boulevard in the heart of town, close to the Ohio State University.
From Cincinnati, take Interstate 71 north towards Columbus. After downtown Columbus and the merge with I-70, continue until the 17th Avenue exit. At the end of the ramp, take a left and continue to the stadium's access road and the parking lots; you won't be able to miss it. From the north, the directions are the same, only take I-71 south.
Heading from Indianapolis and points west, take I-70 until the merge with 71, and follow until you reach 17th avenue and the home of this Ohio music festival.
Lodging near the Ohio Music Festival
Many Ohio hotels are located in downtown close to ROTR Columbus Ohio. Just three miles away from the stadium, you'll find the University Plaza hotel at 3110 Olentangy River Road. The spacious rooms come with king-size beds or two doubles; all have in-room coffee and bath amenities. Besides the 243 guestrooms and suites, the hotel has high-speed wireless access, a fitness center, and outdoor pool. In the morning, guests are treated to a complimentary breakfast buffet spread, perfect for fueling up for the fun of the Rock on the Range festival.
Another choice close to the big Ohio music festival, Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriot. As one of the centrally located Columbus hotels, the inn at 3031 Olentangy River Road offers easy access to the stadium and a host of other attractions. The stylishly decorated hotel features comfortable guestrooms, an indoor pool, and free breakfast.