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! 

News

UT Brings Bands Back to Campus 

SAVAGE LIVE Concert Series to Start in March 

The University of Toledo Athletic Department recently announced the return of national acts to John F. Savage Arena, beginning with an arena rock fest in March.  This will be the venue’s first self-promoted concert since 2009. 

The goal of the multi-event series, collectively billed as SAVAGE LIVE, is to bring music and other outside events back to the venue, creating entertainment opportunities multiple time a year that involve both the campus and the community. 

“Savage Arena has a long history of hosting world-class event,” UT Associate Athletic Director Tony Zaworski said.  “We aim to provide more reasons for our students to stay on campus as well as opportunities for those who might not normally attend events at Savage to come see what a great facility and campus we have.” 

Zaworski went on to add, “SAVAGE LIVE will appeal to a broad range of fans; we are looking to book acts from all genres of music, from country to rock to pop, rap, and R&B.” 

The concerts will be promoted through the athletic department and open to the public, with discounted tickets available to students.   

A major announcement regarding the festival lineup is expected on Wednesday.  For more details, please visit UTRockets.com.

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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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