Rock. Rap. Country. Pop. R&B.  The sky's the limit and acts of all genres are under consideration for the SAVAGE LIVE Concert Series.  

Savage Arena has a long history of hosting world-class events and and has housed performances by artists such as Elvis Presley, Cher, Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins, Kenny Chesney, Sheryl Crow, TLC, Boys II Men, Elton John, Frank Sinatra, Rod Stewart, and many others.

SAVAGE LIVE continues the tradition by bringing self-promoted music back to the University of Toledo, creating entertainment opportunities multiple times a year that involve both the campus and the community.  The concerts are promoted through the athletic department and open to the public, with discounted tickets available to UT students. 

Consider this the hub for all things related to the SAVAGE LIVE Concert Series, from the latest news to social media links, details about each show, ticket information, and more.  Make sure to sign up for the VIP list to receive insider information about upcoming events and presale codes! 

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ROCK THE ARENA II LINEUP ANNOUNCED  

10-Act Festival to be Headlined by Cheap Trick  

  The SAVAGE LIVE Concert Series returns on March 25 with ROCK THE ARENA II, featuring an impressive lineup and more than ten hours of music.   The all-day event will be headlined by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members Cheap Trick and also includes Lou Gramm - the Original Voice of Foreigner, Cinderella’s Tom Keifer, Warrant, Quiet Riot, founding RATT frontman Stephen Pearcy, Jack Russell’s Great White, Vixen, Autograph, and Trixter.   

With millions of albums sold, scores of chart-topping hits, and three-generations of fans, this lineup of bands is sure to keep the crowd rockin’ all day with classics such as “I Want You To Want Me,” “Surrender,” and "Dream Police" (Cheap Trick), “Hot Blooded," "Juke Box Hero," and "I Want To Know What Love Is” (Lou Gramm), “Nobody’s Fool,” and “Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone)” (Cinderella’s Tom Keifer), “Heaven,” and “Cherry Pie” (Warrant), “Cum On Feel The Noize,” and “Mental Health: Bang Your Head” (Quiet Riot), “Round and Round” (Stephen Pearcy), “Once Bitten, Twice Shy” (Jack Russell’s Great White), "Edge of a Broken Heart" (Vixen), “Turn Up the Radio” (Autograph),  “Give It To Me Good” (Trixter), and more! 

Last year’s ROCK THE ARENA marked the return of self-promoted concerts to the University of Toledo’s Savage Arena.  The inaugural event sold out in under three weeks and generated unanticipated national exposure for it’s unique concept.   

“ROCK THE ARENA brings a festival atmosphere indoors,” says UT Official Chris Thompson.  “In fact, it could be an even more enjoyable experience in some instances since everything is on one stage, in one day.  Fans have the opportunity to see multiple bands from the pit or a reserved seat without having to worry about the weather, missing a performance on another stage, or losing their spot.”     

“Last year, there was something like 1800 fans through the doors in the first 15-minutes and more than 2/3 of ticket holders had scanned in by the end of the first act,” Thompson continued.  “We heard from community members who had never been to Savage Arena before and alumni who hadn’t been back in years and everyone talked about what a great time it was.” 

“That was one of the goals of SAVAGE LIVE, to bring more people to campus, as well as to provide additional entertainment options for our students, donors, season ticket holders, employees, alumni, and community members,” said Dave Nottke, Deputy Director of Athletics.   

ROCK THE ARENA II takes place Saturday, March 25 at John F. Savage Arena, located on The University of Toledo campus at 2025 North Douglas Road in Toledo, Ohio.  Tickets ranging from $39-125 go on sale Friday, December 9 at 9 AM and will be available online at UTSavageLive.com, by phone at 419.530.GOLD, or in person with no fees at the UT Ticket Office at Savage Arena.  Limited student tickets will be available with current UT ID for $29 at the Ticket Office. 

For more information on ROCK THE ARENA II and other upcoming SAVAGE LIVE events, please visit utsavagelive.com or @utsavagelive on most major social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and SnapChat.  All events are open to the public, with discount tickets available to UT students.    

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ROCK THE ARENA II All-Day Dining Pass

Savage Arena, 2025 North Douglas Road, Toledo, OH

Stay nourished and relax in the ROCK STAR CAFE & LOUNGE at ROCK THE ARENA II!

This year's ROCK STAR Cafe & LOUNGE will be located in the Grogan Room, which has access to additional restrooms, closed-circuit televisions, and plenty of seating.

The all-day dining pass includes unlimited snacks and hot buffets plus two alcoholic drinks. (See attached menu for details; only 200 will be sold)

Tickets for the concert must be purchased separately.

ROCK THE ARENA II

Savage Arena, 2025 North Douglas Road, Toledo, OH

1 DAY - 1 STAGE - 10 BANDS - ALL THE HITS

CHEAP TRICK | LOU GRAMM | CINDERELLA'S TOM KEIFER | WARRANT | QUIET RIOT | STEPHEN PEARCY | JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE | VIXEN | AUTOGRAPH | TRIXTER

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Reserved Seating Ticket Holders (Club and Loge) have cushioned seats and access to upgraded concession options, including liquor sales, as well as additional restrooms.

Pit/Floor Ticket Holders have access to dedicated beverage concessions.

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