You’re probably already aware of the fact that America is the place to be for all alternative bands during the summer months, what with the massive Vans Warped Tour trekking across the country between June and August. Somewhere in the midst of this comes the scene’s own equivalent of the Oscars of GRAMMYs: the APMAs, which are fueled by Monster Energy, sponsored by Journeys (who also sponsor the Warped Tour) and hosted by international music magazine Alternative Press. Last night, the fourth edition took place at the KeyBank State Theater in Ohio’s picturesque Cleveland. The cream of the alternative scene’s crop showed up for the star-studded ceremony, which saw the likes of Pierce the Veil, Panic! at the Disco and Waterparks all go home with prestigious awards. Ahead of the ceremony, bands from across the full alternative spectrum made their way up and down the red carpet to strut their stuff in front of media from across the US and globe. Christian Sarkine made his way to Ohio to capture everything that went down on the red carpet.

The Wonder Years frontman Dan Campbell with Sub City Grant recipient Cassie Wilson

The Wonder Years frontman Dan Campbell with Sub City Grant recipient Cassie Wilson

Grayscale

Grayscale

Broadside

Broadside

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CKY

CKY

Bone Thugs

Bone Thugs

Starset

Starset

Palaye Royale

Palaye Royale

I the Mighty

I the Mighty

Sleeping With Sirens

Sleeping With Sirens

Benji Madden, Good Charlotte

Benji Madden, Good Charlotte

Lzzy Hale, Halestorm

Lzzy Hale, Halestorm

Trophy Eyes

Trophy Eyes

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Miss May I

Miss May I

One OK Rock

One OK Rock

Frank Zummo of Sum 41 with Adrian Young of No Doubt

Frank Zummo of Sum 41 with Adrian Young of No Doubt

Against Me!

Against Me!

The Plot In You

The Plot In You

Hands Like Houses

Hands Like Houses

Jule Vera

Jule Vera

New Years Day

New Years Day

Memphis May Fire

Memphis May Fire

Boston Manor

Boston Manor

Avatar

Avatar

Sworn In

Sworn In

PVRIS

PVRIS

The Gospel Youth

The Gospel Youth

Knocked Loose

Knocked Loose

Neck Deep

Neck Deep

Waterparks

Waterparks

Dance Gavin Dance

Dance Gavin Dance

Jeffree Star

Jeffree Star

Patty Walters, As It Is

Patty Walters, As It Is

Creeper

Creeper

Sleep On It

Sleep On It

I See Stars

I See Stars

State Champs

State Champs

SWMRS

SWMRS

Ice Nine Kills

Ice Nine Kills

All Time Low

All Time Low

Beartooth & Silverstein

Beartooth & Silverstein

Machine Gun Kelly

Machine Gun Kelly

Sum 41

Sum 41

With Confidence

With Confidence

Falling in Reverse

Falling in Reverse

The Pretty Reckless

The Pretty Reckless

Andrew McMahon

Andrew McMahon

Lights & Beau Bokan of blessthefall

Lights & Beau Bokan of blessthefall

Sylar

Sylar

Find out who the big winners of this year’s APMAs were here.