Redmond, WA –
|February 16, 2012
The Old Fire House Teen Center (OFH) is once again hosting an all ages Classic Rockathon for young people. Musicians from all genres between the ages of 13 and 18 are needed to keep the classic rock spirit alive by performing their favorite songs from the years 1950 to 1995. Artists who play all types of music are wanted; not just classic rock bands. In previous years the competition has welcomed mash-up DJ’s, acoustic artists and even a hip-hop band that won the competition.
Eight semi-finalists will be chosen to perform live and be judged by a panel of local music industry professionals on March 23 and 24. Then four of those artists will move onto the final round on April 13. The contestants will have a chance of winning various prizes such as certificates to music stores or recording time at the Old Fire House Recording studio. All proceeds benefit The Old Redmond Firehouse Teen Center.
Established in 1992, the Old Fire House is a stand-alone teen center located in downtown Redmond with a mission to provide innovative and progressive recreational, educational, and social services to all Redmond area youth.
This is the sixth year the Rockathon is being produced by five students hand-picked for the opportunity to gain experience in music event production and management.
“This year’s Rockathon will be one of the biggest and most competitive music competitions for all teens on the greater east side,” says Rockathon intern Aisha Ashraf. “This is my second year in the Rockathon, but it is also my senior project so we are planning on making it monumental!”
Application packets are available at the Old Fire House Teen Center, 16510 NE 79th Street, Redmond or at www.redmond.gov/teens
. The deadline to turn in applications is Friday, March 2, 2012 at 5pm.
To help sponsor the event or assist these young producers with the Rockathon project, contact Chris Cullen, 425-556-2341 or email@example.com
. Also visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ofhredmond
for more information.
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