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On September 1st we present Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, Papa Roach, and more (12 bands total) as part of the Q-Ruption is Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival.


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Saturday, September 1st - Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Doors at 1:30 PM

Show starts at 1:50 PM



Since their formation in Jacksonville Florida in 2002, Shinedown has been hitting the airwaves hard bringing a unique blend of alternative metal, hard rock, and grunge sounds to the table. The band consists of vocalist Brent Smith, bassist Eric Bass, guitarist Zach Myers, drummer Barry Kerch. Of the current members, only Smith and Kerch were founding members.

Godsmack is a heavy metal band that was formed in 1995 in Lawrence, Massachusetts. The band is composed of four members including, front man Sully Erna, guitarist Tony Rombola, bassist Robbie Merrill and drummer Shannon Larkin. Since 2005, the band has released five studio albums, four DVD’s and one greatest hit album. Three of their five albums have been consecutive number one albums on Billboard 200. They have also received 19 top ten rock radio hits, 15 of which were in the Top Five, a record amount of top ten singles by a rock artist.

Formed in 1995 in Springfield, Massachusetts Staind have made a mark on the rock world. Consisting of vocalist/guitarist Aaron Lewis, guitarist Mike Mushok, Bassist Johnny April, and drummer Sal Giancarelli. Their sound is a mix of alternative metal, alternative rock, and post grunge.

Adelita’s Way has only recently began to achieve mainstream success, forming in 2005 in Las Vegas the group consists of vocalist Rick DeJesus, guitarist Keith Wallen, lead guitarist Robert Zakaryan, bassist Derek Johnston, and drummer Trevor Stafford. They have developed a hard rock, alternative metal, and post grunge sound.

Formed in 1992 in San Diego, California P.O.D. (Payable on Death) has been classified as alternative metal, rap metal, Christian metal, and reggae. The current members are vocalist Sonny Sandoval, guitarist Marcos Curiel, Bassist Traa Daniels, and drummer Wuv Bernardo.

Formed in 2005, Los Angeles, California In This Moment has been labeled as metalcore/alternative metal led by vocalist Maria Brink. The other members of the band include lead guitarist Chris Howorth, guitarist Randy Weitzel, bassist Travis Johnson, and drummer Tom Hane.

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Q103 is searching for the best local unsigned band to play Q-Ruption 2012.  Three local bands  have been selected to participate in the Ernie Balls Battle Of The Bands Local Showcase sponsored by Imagen Records  August 24th at Savannah's 1 South Pearl Street, downtown Albany - hosted by the Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show.  Click here to find out who they are.

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TICKETS: $85.00 (PIT), $59.00,$49.00, $39.00, LAWN $20.00.

Special four pack of lawn tickets are just $75

*Plus fees, not available day of show.

Tickets available online at, the SPAC Box Office or Charge by Phone at 1-800-745-3000. All dates, acts and ticket prices subject to change without notice.  Tickets subject to applicable fees.

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Special thanks to our sponsors Budweiser