The Old Fire House Teen Center (OFH) is calling all aspiring young musicians from all genres to the fifth annual OFH Classic Rockathon. The competition is open to Redmond residents between the ages of 13 and 18 who are solo artists, bands or DJ’s that strive to keep the classic rock spirit alive. Finalists will play their favorite Classic Rock songs live on stage, be heard by local music industry professionals and have the chance to win prizes. Prizes this year include recording time in the OFH media lab recording studio, gear and gift certificates. All proceeds benefit The Old 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 fifth year of the Rockathon. It will be produced by five students chosen to co-produce the show for the purpose of gaining experience in music event production and management.
“Our definition of classic rock includes music up to 1995 and we are hoping to see Grunge featured in performances this year as that was a significant time for music in the Seattle area,” commented teen producer Emily Koch
“The last four years of the Rockathon have been full of exceptionally creative, fun talent from diverse genres of music and 2011 will be no exception,” added Chris Cullen, Teen Center Program Coordinator.
This year’s sponsors include Pacific Music, Guitar Center, Emerald City Guitars, Seattle Drum School, Redmond Town Center and City of Redmond.
Application packets are available at the Old Fire House Teen Center, 16510 NE 79th Street, Redmond or at www.theoldfirehouse.org
. The deadline to turn in applications is Tuesday, March 22, 2011 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 Facebook at www.facebook.com @ Old-Redmond-Firehouse-Rockathon
or MySpace at www.myspace.com/ofhclassicrockathon