IDOBI RADIO announces info for inaugural SUMMER SCHOOL touring festival




Summer School is now in session! Introducing idobi Radio Summer School, the brand new touring festival that aims to put new music discovery at the forefront, providing emerging and developing bands a platform to be introduced to larger audiences across the country. The inaugural run features some of the most buzzed-about up-and-coming artists in the scene today: Stand Atlantic, Magnolia Park, The Home Team, Scene Queen, Honey Revenge, and Letdown. This group of artists – truly our next generation of headline acts – highlights the music, diversity of culture, inclusivity, and positivity of the community.

Founded by Eric Tobin (Hopeless Records), Michael Kaminsky (KMGMT), and Kevin Lyman (Warped Tour), the idea for idobi Radio Summer School came about as the three founders saw there was a development deficit for artists in their music community and scene. These acts are often left to support touring bills and festivals where there is no spotlight on their current success or a moment for them to truly shine. Alongside that, prices for tickets have soared astronomically, subsequently turning away potential new fans looking for a community and cultural home.

The three founders came together in their collective experience to provide a new summer festival brand that celebrates new artists and talent, ideas, culture, community, and inclusivity for a ticket price that anyone, young or new fans, can afford. Tobin, Kaminsky, and Lyman’s greatest hope is that the artists of idobi Radio Summer School today become the headliners of tomorrow.

The festival is specifically championing independent artists, labels and promoters, with 100% of the sponsorship money going to subsidize lower ticket prices,” shared the founders. “All sponsors were chosen based on their ability to support the artists or fans on the tour. idobi is using their vast media reach to boost the profiles of every artist. OneRPM is subsidizing ticket prices, lowering costs for the fans. Hot Topic will not only amplify the festival with its massive marketing reach, but also support the artists involved throughout its vast network of retail stores. It’s important that our sponsors uphold the values of our scene, and we are excited for them to contribute to the community in a meaningful way alongside us.”

The tour will kick off on Wednesday, July 10th, in Cleveland, OH, at the Agora Ballroom and will visit over 25 cities across the country, including stops in Nashville, Houston, Orlando, Philadelphia, Chicago, Denver, Seattle, and more before wrapping in Anaheim, CA on Sunday, August 17th at City National Grove. See below for a full list of dates.

Presales using code DETENTION begin tomorrow (4/2) at 10 AM local time and run through Thursday, April 4th at 10 PM local time. Tickets will go on sale to the general public this Friday, April 5th, at 9 AM PST at


  • Wednesday, July 10th – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
  • Thursday, July 11th – Cincinnati, OH – Andrew J Brady Theater
  • Friday, July 12th – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
  • Saturday, July 13th – Sauget, IL – Pop’s Nightclub
  • Tuesday, July 16th – Austin, TX – The Far OUt Lounge
  • Wednesday, July 17th – Dallas, TX– SouthSide Music Hall
  • Thursday, July 18th – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
  • Saturday, July 20th – Orlando, FL – The Vanguard
  • Sunday, July 21st – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
  • Monday, July 22nd – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade Heaven
  • Tuesday, July 23rd – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
  • Thursday, July 25th – Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
  • Friday, July 26th – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
  • Saturday, July 27th – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
  • Sunday, July 28th – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
  • Tuesday, July 30th – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
  • Wednesday, July 31st – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
  • Friday, August 2nd – Omaha, NE – The Admiral
  • Saturday, August 3rd – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
  • Sunday, August 4th – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
  • Tuesday, August 6th – Denver, CO – The Fillmore Auditorium
  • Wednesday, August 7th – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
  • Friday, August 9th – Seattle, WA – The Showbox SoDo
  • Saturday, August 10th – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
  • Tuesday, August 13th – Sacramento, CA – The Backyard
  • Thursday, August 15th – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
  • Friday, August 16th – San Diego, CA – SOMA
  • Saturday, August 17th – Anaheim, CA – City National Grove

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