After being hosted in Austin, TX last year, Strhessfest is heading back to its birthplace of Cleveland, OH for the 2004 edition. The fest, put on by artist Derek Hess and Strhess Clothing, will happen on August 15th. Bands playing include Thursday, Finch, Converge, Stretch Arm Strong, Spitalfield, Christiansen, Criteria, Counterfit, Murder By Death, and many more. Artists showing their work include Converge's Jake Bannon, Darren Doane, and Hess himself. The fest will take place at the Scene Pavillion, and tickets will be $22.50.

In the weeks surrounding Strhessfest, the first annual Strhess Tour will be traversing the nation. The tour's lineup consists of Shadows Fall, As I Lay Dying, Himsa, and Remembering Never.


Thursday, Finch, Converge, Shadows Fall, Senses Fail, Stretch Arm Stong, Spitalfield, Christiansen, As I Lay Dying, With Honor, Undying, Ringworm, Criteria, Counterfit, Black Dahlia Murder, Above This Fire, At Wit's End, Murder By Death, Remembering Never, Burnt By The Sun, Himsa, Recover, When Sparks Fly, Beloved, Codeseven


Bask, Jake Bannon, Asterik Studios, Darren Doane, Derek Hess, Dave Quiggle, Tes One, Nokturnal, Amathin

FriJuly 16Montreal QCRainbow
SatJuly 17Toronto ONOpera House
SunJuly 18Albany NYGlens Falls Civic Center
MonJuly 19Buffalo NYInfinity
WedJuly 21Wilkes-Barre PAWyoming Valley Zoo
ThuJuly 22Springfield VAJaxx
FriJuly 23Elizabeth, NJRexplex (HELLFEST)
SatJuly 24Norfolk VANorva
MonJuly 26Jacksonville FLJackrabbits
TueJuly 27Ft. Lauderdale FLCulture Room
WedJuly 28Tampa FLState Theatre
ThuJuly 29New Orleans LAHouse Of Blues
FriJuly 30Houston TXEngine Room
SatJuly 31Austin TXBack Room
SunAugust 1Abilene TXDesparado's
TueAugust 3Oklahoma City OKBricktown Live
WedAugust 4Lubbock TXThe Pavillion
ThuAugust 5Albuquerque NMLaunchpad
FriAugust 6Tuscon AZThe Rock
SunAugust 8Anaheim CAHouse Of Blues
MonAugust 9Las Vegas NVHouse Of Blues
TueAugust 10Grand Junction COMesa Theatre
WedAugust 11Denver COBluebird Theatre
ThuAugust 12Omaha NERanch Bowl
FriAugust 13Cedar Rapids IAPigstock
SatAugust 14Chicago Heights ILOasis One Sixty
SunAugust 15Cleveland OHScene Pavillion
MonAugust 16Grand Rapids MIIntersection
TueAugust 17Toledo OHHeadliners
ThuAugust 19Syracuse NYThe Lost