2018 High School Rock Off PNC

High School Rock Off


New this year, 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 Brenda Pongracz at 216-987-0290 or [email protected].

congratulations to the 2018 finalists and winners! we'll see you at the 2019 tri-c high school rock off!

2018 Winners:

1st Place: Montage (Cleveland School of The Arts and Maple Heights H.S.)
2nd Place: Cousin Simple (Columbus Alternative and St. Charles Prep)
3rd Place: The 89th Key (Brighton, East Lansing, Holt & Williamston H.S.’s MI)


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


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. Second place will receive $250 cash and $100 for their high school music program and third place will receive $100 cash. 

The first place winner will be invited to perform at the final installment of the 2018 Vans Warped Tour at Blossom Music Center and at the Rock Hall’s annual Summer in the City program on the PNC Stage. One finalist will also be selected to perform at the 2018 Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland. 

The 2018 Rock Hall Inductions will take place in Cleveland and the winning bands will be invited to perform at special functions produced by The Rock Hall during Induction week.

All of solo acts and band members that make it to The Final Exam with each receive the all new Live Nation Gift Card! It’s our way of Giving you the gift of LIVE Music! Plus, it’s the perfect gift, providing you access to the best in live music this summer. Simply download the Live Nation App and you will be able to use your gift card instantly!

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Official Rules

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Official Rules for the 2019 High School Rock Off

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View photos from past Rock Off shows HERE.

2018 High School Rock Off Album

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All tracks recorded live by Jim Stewart at The Tommy LiPuma Recording Arts and Technology School, except where indicated.

1. Filler - I Barely Know Her
2. Threat Level Midnight - Porcelain Skin With A Stone Heart (Mixed by Russell Carter @Tri-c)
3. Time Out - Don't Worry, I'm Gonna Die
4. The 89th Key - Gold
5. Little G Fresh - Feeling (Instrumental By Chris Gillooly)
6. Cousin Simple - Strangers
7. 8 Days Late - Limbo
8. Distracted - Gone
9. Funkbox - Never Gonna Work
10. Julia Sommer - Picking Up The Pieces MIX
11. Drift - I'll Be Good To You



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Thank you to our 2018 sponsors:

The Live Nation Gift Card

Visit livenation.com/giftcards for more information.