After The Fall - Fallfest Music Line-Up

Saturday, September 14,  10 a.m.-11 p.m.

on the Marion campus of
The Ohio State University
Marion Technical College
1465 Mount Vernon Avenue, Marion, Ohio 

Admission to Fallfest is free and open to the public.  
Fallfest is sponsored by The Ohio State University at Marion Office of Student Life,
Campus Activities Board,  and Marion Campus Office of Student Activities

After the Fall Music Festival Headliner


Sponge has proven to be one of the Motor City's heaviest hitters after gaining international notoriety with their debut album "Rotting Piñata” (Sony). Emerging from Detroit with hits like "Plowed" and "Molly (16 Candles)" Sponge received massive airplay on radio stations from coast to coast and were in heavy rotation on MTV. Both “Plowed” and “Molly” hit #5 on Billboard’s Modern Rock Charts, catapulting “Rotting Piñata” to Gold, and ultimately Platinum status.

Sponge's follow up CD, the critically lauded “Wax Ecstatic” (Columbia) scored additional top ten Billboard hits including "Wax Ecstatic" and "Have You Seen Mary?"  The band’s music was also featured in popular movies “The Craft,” “Chasing Amy,” “Mall Rats” and “Empire Records.”  Sponge’s star continued to rise with network appearances on “The Late Show with David Letterman” and the “Conan O’Brien Show.”

Sponge’s subsequent releases “New Pop Sunday,” “For All The Drugs in The World,” “The Man,” “Galore Galore,” and “Destroy the Boy,” showcased the band’s swirling sonic attack, rooted in 70's glam and of course, the Motor City influences of The Stooges, The MC5 and Motown-but still sounding distinctly like no one else.

“Plowed” continues to be the band’s signature rock track, having been spotlighted on Guitar Hero’s “Warriors of Rock – 90’s Rock Track Pack” – and on the Paper Jamz Guitar Series 2, in addition to the soundtrack for the Gerard Butler surf movie “Chasing Mavericks.”

Sponge is now touring in support of a brand new release – “Stop the Bleeding.” The full-length disc incorporates the traditional “Sponge sound” in addition to exploring edgier, industrial grooves, most apparent on the band’s twisted cover of “Time in a Bottle.”

Having shared stages the world over with Guns N’ Roses, Nickelback, Iggy Pop, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Kiss, to name just a few, Sponge continues to be one of rock’s most sought after live acts.  Front man Vinnie Dombroski captivates audiences with his powerful voice, heart-on-his-sleeve lyrics and high-octane stage presence.

Now as part of the stellar Summerland Tour – hitting sheds and amphitheatres across the U.S. this summer, Sponge is poised to bring its potent brand of Detroit rock to the masses, once again proving that rock never stops.



XFactor1 was formed during the brutal winter of 2006 with the intent of bringing decadence, intensity and the true meaning of music back to a rock and metal scene that was sounding pretty tame and had lost its connection with the people that matter the most, the fans. 


After releasing their debut album “Beauty In Being Alone” produced by Rick Beato (Shinedown/Bullet For My Valentine) late in 2011 they began touring the country preforming along with Incubus, Slash, Chevelle, Crossfade, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, and many others. SCS has more then proven themselves a major force in the independent rock scene,


Detroit, Michigan based rock outfit Rotation is pushing the envelope and shaking things up in a stagnant scene. Not content to follow the cookie-cutter approach of 99 percent of today's rock bands, Rotation continues to innovate and devastate with organic, yet precision recordings and dark, theatrical live performances. To quote the vocalist Andy, "Rotation keeps it real. Real mysterious". 


Overtheory is a rock band from Columbus, Ohio, with influences by bands such as Breaking Benjamin, Chevelle, Three Days Grace, and Alter Bridge. They emerged in the Columbus music scene in January 2011 and released their first EP,
Echoes of Action. 


Left of Center is a one-of-a-kind rock cover band, the prime rib of local rock if you will. LOC provides an energetic and crowd interractive spectacle.  They pride themselves on covering a wide variety of music, from Johnny Cash to Metallica. If you want a sing-a-long, dance all night, fun-lovin' band, then LOC is your cup of tea.


Fresh of the July 2013 release of his cd "Heartbeats" which climbed to #75 on itunes Hot 100 hip hop charts, Marion's own Alex Sheridan brings a unique and honest flavor to hip-hop.  His connections to the music world are astounding.  Educated at Ohio State Marion, Sheridan brings his recent musical success back to campus.