High School Rock Off 2019 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

23rd Annual Tri-C® High School Rock Off Powered by PNC - Final Exam

Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm


Once again, PNC Bank will be awarding three scholarships of up to $2,000 each for students to attend Tri-C and study within the College’s Center for Creative Arts. All Rock Off contestants in their senior year of high school are eligible for the scholarship. For information on Creative Arts programs offered at Tri-C, visit www.tri-c.edu/creativearts.   To apply for the scholarships, participants should contact Dwayne Keeney at [email protected] or by phone 216-987-2702.


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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!

Four (4) artists will qualify from each of the three (3) rounds to move on to The Final Exam.

Performances start at 6:00pm

Doors open at 5:00pm

Final Exam - Saturday, February 16

QUESTIONS: For more information, please contact Frank Imhoff at Live Nation at (216) 912-4927 or [email protected]

PRIZING: The winning band will receive $1,000 cash and $250 for their high school music program. Second place will receive $250 cash and $100 for their high school music program and third place will receive $100 cash. 

TICKETS: Tickets for The Final Exam will be $12.00 and includes admission to the Rock Hall Exhibits the night of the event. You can purchase tickets from the participating bands. Tickets will also be available the at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame box office or online here.

The Final Exam 2019 Schedule

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5:00pm Doors Open

6:00pm Bucyrus High School Xband - Bucyrus (OH)

6:20pm Pure - North Ridgeville & Ohio Virtual Academy (OH)

6:40pm Caroline Ayers - Riverbend (Fredericksburg, VA)

7:00pm First To Eleven - Collegiate Academy, Fairview & Seneca (Erie, PA)

Break - 2019 Rock Off Artwork Award Winners

7:30pm Category Five - North Royalton, St. Ignatius & Walsh Jesuit (OH)

7:50pm Peter McPoland & The Haps - Woodlands (Spring, TX)

8:10pm Pyranimals - Hilliard Davidson (Columbus, OH)

8:30pm Charm The Guard - Copley & Hathaway Brown (OH)

Break - 2019 Judge and Sponsor Recognition

9:00pm Little G Fresh - Brunswick (OH)

9:20pm Kacie Grenon Band - Merrimack St. Thomas Aquinas & VLACS (Rochester, NH)

9:40pm Assault - Lake Erie, North Ridgeville, Rocky River & Strongsville (OH)

10:00pm The Brakes - Jefferson Area (OH)

10:25pm Special Guest Performance Julia Sommer - Tri-C Creative Arts School (Lehigh, PA)

10:50pm 2019 Tri-C High School Rock Off Winner Announced


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Thank you to our 2019 sponsors: