21st Annual Tri-C® High School Rock Off Performance Rounds Set

Bands/Solos Acts Selected Ready to Heat Up The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame!

CLEVELAND, OH – January 10, 2017 – Live Nation is proud to announce the bands and solo acts have been selected. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will host four performance rounds for the 21st Annual Tri-C® High School Rock Off all leading to The Final Exam at the legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The Rock Hall and The Rock Off are celebrating our 21th anniversary!

Rock Off tickets are available to purchase for only $10.00 from the participating Rock Off performers, www.rockhall.com/events/21st-annual-tri-c-high-school-rock-off and at the Rock Hall the night of the performances (if tickets remain available.)  The concerts at the Rock Hall are open to all ages and your ticket to the Rock Off includes admission to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and its exhibits on performance days. The Rock Hall hours will coincide with the Rock Off performance times!

The official and new website is www.rockhall.com/rockoff. Here you can find the most up-to-date information, photos, videos, music and anything Rock Off related. For the performance rounds, the doors will open at 6:00pm with the 1st band starting at 6:30pm. Check us out on facebook.com/HighSchoolRockOff, twitter.com/HSRockOff  and Instagram.com/HSRockoff where you’ll be able to post your photos, comments and find up to the minute information about the event. Be sure to include #HSRockOff in your posts.

The 2017 Rock Off will feature 41 attractions, a total of 156 band members, 7 solo artists from 4 states (OH, NY, PA, RI) representing 62 schools (49 OH, 1 NY, 11 PA, 1 RI).

“We’re really proud to host the High School Rock Off again this year,” says Greg Harris, President and CEO of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. “Some High School Rock Off alumni have already started successful music careers here and this year, we’ll showcase many of the bands in our outdoor summer music experience. Part of our mission to engage, teach and inspire is to give young artists a launch pad and we’re proud to be able to support these talented kids and help them rise to the next level.”

“Working with Live Nation and the Rock Hall creates an unparalleled opportunity for Tri-C to help students who have competed in the Rock Off jumpstart careers in music performance, marketing, promotion and recording technology,” said David Kennedy, Director of Tri-C’s Recording Arts and Technology program.  We help focus their passion and provide training, degrees, and job opportunities.  Rock Off alumni work in the music industry, in recording studios, in concert halls and arenas, on tour, in equipment manufacturing, in broadcasting, in marketing and promotion, at the Rock Hall, at the House of Blues, and with Live Nation.  The partnership with Live Nation and the Rock Hall gives Tri-C students the opportunity to connect with artists and professionals in many meaningful and productive ways.”

Schedule of Bands- Participating bands in the 4 performance rounds are listed alphabetically by performance date.  Performance times will be determined the day of each performance. Performance dates and times are subject to change.

Round One (1)
Saturday, January 28, 2017

1-Take - Brunswick, Strongsville

Drift - North Royalton, St. Ignatius, Walsh Jesuit

Funeral Proposals - Copley, Ellet, Mogadore

Inner Reflection - Watkins Memorial

Jack's Mom - Girard, Fairview, Academy, McDowell, Erie (PA)

Knock Knock - Milcreek, Our Lady of Peace, St. George (PA)

Nate Muhlbach - Mayfield

No Good Solutions - Lake Catholic, Orange, Riverside

The Frats - Avon Lake

The Rhythm Section - Coventry (RI)

Trouble Clef - LaBrae

Round Two (2)
Saturday, February 4, 2017

3 Car Garage - Copley, Twinsburg, Woodridge

Inside Joke - Avon Lake, St. Ignatius

Kayla C. - Monroe-Woodbury (NY)

Lonely Pirate Committee - Lake Catholic, Shaker Heights, University

Montage - Cleveland School of the Arts

Spit Not Chewed - Gilmour Academy, Kenston

The Project - North Ridgeville, Strongsville

The Waves - Archbishop Hoban, Woodridge

Venatora - Marion L. Steele

Wait for the Day - Buckeye Valley, Deleware Hayes, Worthington Christian

Round Three (3)
Saturday, February 11, 2017

First To Eleven - Fairview, Wattsburg (PA)

Jessica Siracusa - Walsh Jesuit

Last Minute - Marion L. Steele

Man Cried Wolf - Brecksville Broadview Heights

Rosegun Vibe - Academy, Harborcreek, McDowell, Waterford (PA)

Social Hostages - Copley

The Hadden Brothers Band - Perry, Perry Middle

The Lost Wanderer - Archbishop Hoban

Two Fisted Juice Box - Avon, Avon Lake, Amherst Middle, Elyria Catholic, St. Joseph Academy

Wrath of Wednesday - Bexley, Columbus Academy

Round Four (4)
Saturday, February 18, 2017

Assault -Highland, Normandy, North Ridgeville

Borderline Oblivious - North Royalton, St. Ignatius, Strongsville

Bucyrus High School Xband - Bucyrus

Jake Wheeler - Fairland

No Expectations - Archbishop Hoban, Woodridge

Stillness in Motion with Nick Kokensparger - Twinsburg

Time Out- Hilliard Darby

Under The Influence- Brecksville, Independence

Vollstin -Jackson, McKinley, St. Thomas Aquinas

W.U.V.A.L.- Arts & College Preparatory Academy, Upper Arlington

The annual battle of the High School bands and musicians is presented by Live Nation, Cuyahoga Community College Recording Arts and Technology School, Scene Magazine, Fox 8, 96.5 KISS FM, 100.7 WMMS and iHeart Media. Once again all High School Rock Off tickets will include admission to the Rock Hall and access to its newest exhibits including Right Here, Right Now, an evolving exhibit which takes a look at rock and roll’s impact on the next generation of artists. Additionally, select bands from this year’s High School Rock Off will perform at the Rock Hall as part of their live summer music concert series in front of the museum on Cleveland’s lakefront.

2017 returning sponsors include School of Rock, Jim Stewart Recording, Guitar Center, Grabbit and Cleveland Pickle. New participating sponsors include Quicken Loans Arena and their championship teams The CAVS, The Monsters and The Gladiators.

Four Performance Rounds for 2017 Tri-C High School Rock Off

Saturday, January 28

Saturday, February 4

Saturday, February 11

Saturday, February 18

FINAL EXAM: February, Saturday, 25, 2017

NEW… The Rock Off and Live Nation are pleased to announce the new website host will be The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, www.rockhall.com/rockoff. This website will carry all of the most up-to-date information, photos, videos, music…anything Rock Off related. Log on to www.rockhall.com/rockoff for entry forms and complete details. Also check us out on facebook.com/HighSchoolRockOff, twitter.com/HSRockOff and Instagram.com/HSRockOff where you’ll be able to post your photos and comments.

A portion of the proceeds from the 21st Annual Tri-C® High School Rock Off will support the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s educational activities which are among the most celebrated in the nation, reaching more than 50,000 students, adults and educators each year. Educational onsite programs like Toddlers Rockin’ the Schools and programs through its Digital Classroom are designed to offer fans of all ages a deeper understanding of the cultural impact that rock and roll has made. Additionally, numerous artists and musicians come to the Rock Hall each year to be part of panel discussions, to perform, meet with fans and show their support. To learn more about the Rock Hall’s educational activities, visit http://www.rockhall.com/education.

Bands selected will play a 15 minute set during the Rock Off semifinal rounds at The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. During each of the Rock Off rounds, three bands will be selected by a panel of judges to move on to “The Final Exam.” All finalists will record one original song at Tri-C’s Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts, which will be produced by Jim Stewart Recording and students from Tri-C’s Recording Arts program. These songs will be available as free downloads on www.rockhall.com/rockoff at the time of The Final Exam.

WHAT YOU WILL WIN!

All of the prize money is compliments of the local School of Rock franchise. The winning band will receive $1,000 cash and $250 for their high school music program. The winning band will also win a $1,000 gift card compliments The Guitar center. Second place will receive $250 cash and $100 for their high school music program and third place will receive $100 cash.

The winning band will also receive the opportunity to perform at the 2017 Vans Warped Tour at Blossom Music Center and will also have the opportunity to perform on the Rock Hall’s new seasonal outdoor stage next summer. One of the finalists will also be selected to perform next summer at Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland.

JUST ADDED… The winning band will be invited to attend the March 19 Bon Jovi concert at Quicken Loans Arena. The tickets to the concert are compliments of Bon Jovi themselves!  Rock Off bands can submit their videos for a chance to be selected to be the opening act fot eh March 19th concert here in Cleveland. Visit http://www.bonjovi.com/2017-opening-act-contest/ for details!

All of The Final Exam bands will receive a $25 gift card from The Guitar Center.

Once Rock Off tickets will be available to purchase for $10.00 from the participating Rock Off performers after the band selection process in December. The concerts at the Rock Hall are open to all ages and your ticket to the Rock Off includes admission to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and its exhibits on performance days. The Rock Hall hours will coincide with the Rock Off performance times!

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For more information please contact [email protected] or 216-912-4927