2017 High School Rock Off

High School Rock Off

The 2017 Tri-C High School Rock Off returns to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame January & February 2017! 


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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 
1100 East 9th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44114


Tickets are $10.00 for each round and $12.00 for the Final Exam and include admission into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame exhibits during each performance night. Tickets can be purchased through participating Rock Off bands. There are no service charges on tickets purchased through the bands. A limited number of tickets will be available through the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame box office and on line at www.rockhall.com. If supplies last, tickets will be available at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame box office on Rock Off performance days.

Finalists from Round 1 (1/30/17):

Funeral Proposals - Copley, Ellet & Mogadore
No Good Solutions - Lake Catholic, Orange & Riverside
The Frats - Avon Lake

Finalists from Round 2 (2/4/17):

The Waves- Archbishop Hoban & Woodridge
Montage- Cleveland School of the Arts
Lonely Pirate Committee- Lake Catholic, Shaker Heights & University School

Finalists from Round 3 (2/11/17):

Last Minute - Marion Steele High School
Man Cried Wolf - Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School
First to Eleven - Fairview, Wattsburg (PA)


For more information, please contact Frank Imhoff at Live Nation at (216) 912-4927 or FrankImhoff@LiveNation.com


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 respective high school music program. The winning band will also receive a $1,000 gift card compliments of Guitar Center. Each of the bands or solo performers that move on to The Final Exam will receive a $25 gift card compliments of Guitar Center. Second place will receive $250 cash and $100 for their respective high school music program and Third place will receive $100 cash.

The winning band will win an appearance at 2017 Live Nation Vans Warped Tour at Blossom Music Center in July! As part of the Grand Prize, GRABBIT is offering a 1-year endorsement for the winning band, including GRABBIT gear, Swag, e-marketing and advertising via social media and website promotions, and event booking.

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!

Official Rules

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Official Rules for the 2017 High School Rock Off

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View photos from past Rock Off shows HERE.

High School Rock Off CD

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The High School Rock Off 2016 CD

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

  1. Butter - "I Don't Even Know Her"
  2. Dirty Somethin' - "Fine"
  3. Drift - "Save Me"
  4. First To Eleven - "Out Of Time"*
  5. For We Are Many - "Breaking Through"*
  6. Jack's Mom - "Distortion"*
  7. The Ballroom Charades - "Malignant Depression"
  8. The Foolish Souls - "She Knows It"
  9. The Pineapple Incident - "It Is Bliss"
  10. Three Legged Chairs - "Get Along"
  11. Trusting Obscurity - "Brand New Day"*
  12. Waves - "Midnight“