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

23rd Annual Tri-C® High School Rock Off Powered by PNC - Round 1

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 6:30pm 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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GET YOUR TICKETS NOW FROM ALL OF THE PARTICIPATING BANDS AND PERFORMERS!  Tickets for the qualifying performance rounds are only $10 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 on Rock Off performance days while supplies last. Tickets for The Final Exam will be $12.00. DATES & BANDS:

Round 1 - Saturday, January 19

Doors open at 6:00pm

Performances start at 6:30pm

  • Category Five - North Royalton, St. Ignatius, Walsh Jesuit
  • Charm the Guard - Copley, Hathaway Brown
  • Excuse the Interruption - Fairview, Fort LeBoeuf, McDowell, Mercyhurst (PA)
  • First to Eleven - Collegiate Academy, Fairview, Seneca (PA)
  • Ink - Hilliard Darby
  • Jancy Zhang - Walsh Jesuit
  • Kacie Grenon - VLACS, St. Thomas Aquinas, Merrimack (NH)
  • New Horizon - North Royalton, Walsh Jesuit
  • Revival - Avon, Avon Heritage, Learwood Middle, St. Raphael
  • Skippy's on the Run - Avon, Bay Middle
  • Skyler "Bass" Weaver - Lake
  • Soundproof - Pauda Franciscan, Strongsville
  • The Rapid Jags - Heath

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. 

New Voices in Rock 2018 - The Final Exam

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