The Final Exam of this year’s Tri-C High School Rock Off, which is Feb. 1, will include Never Surrender, with members from Field, St. Ignatius, Walsh Jesuit and St. Michael; Toxic Lemons, with members from Aurora and Chagrin Falls; and The Visitors, with members from Nordonia Hills.
The Rock Off will take place in the House of Blues in Cleveland, 308 Euclid Ave. in Cleveland.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through participating bands, through The House Of Blues, or at the door.
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. Second place will receive $200 cash and $150 for their respective high school music program, and third place will receive $100 cash.
The winning band also will receive a $1,000 gift card courtesy of the Ohio Music Shop to use toward the purchase of any Woody James product. the opportunity to open up for a Live Nation or House of Blues Concert and an appearance on Tri-C®’s cable television program Crooked River Groove and Perform a 45-minute concert in front of a studio audience while being professionally videotaped and recorded. In addition, the band will be featured on the three-time Emmy Award-winning program Words & Music, with an interview and unplugged performance. Both shows are produced by Cuyahoga Community College's Smart TV, with support from the Recording Arts & Technology Program. Each of the 18 finalist bands will also receive a $25 gift card courtesy of the Ohio Music Shop to use toward the purchase of any Woody James product.
For details, visit www.kisscleveland.com/rockoff.