2017 ROCKONSIN

ROCKONSIN State Finals Hit the Summerfest Stage!

MADISON, Wis.  |  June 5, 2017

Twelve (12) statewide garage bands representing 19 statewide high schools and middle schools have just been selected to perform at the ROCKONSIN State Finals to be held at Summerfest on June 29 & June 30 on the Johnson Controls World Sound Stage.


ROCKONSIN STATE FINALS COMPETITION 2017

AT

JOHNSON CONTROLS WORLD SOUND STAGE


THURSDAY, JUNE 29

Each band plays a 15 minute set. 
Performance times and band listings are subject to change.

12:05pm
Lokke (Rock)
Brookfield Academy, Nicolet High School, Whitefish
Bay Middle School, Holy Family Middle School, Shorewood Intermediate School

12:30pm
Downfall (Rock)
Greenfield Whitnall High School

12:55pm
Something Ironic (Rock)
Green Bay Preble High School

1:20pm
The Accords (Jam)
Appleton Xavier High School

1:45pm
The Pseudofeels (Rock)
Neenah High School

2:10pm
Turtle Wax (Rock)
Lake Geneva Badger High School


 

FRIDAY, JUNE 30

Each band plays a 15 minute set. 
Performance times and band listings are subject to change.

12:05pm
Wilhelm (Alternative)
Iola-Scandinavia High School

12:30pm
Take The King (Rock)
Mt. Horeb, Madison West & Oregon High Schools

12:55pm
Distant Cuzins (Rock)
Oregon High School 

1:20pm
The Third Ward (Alternative)
Eau Claire North High School, Eau Claire Memorial High School & McKinley Charter School

1:45pm
ZAMMEK (Rock)
LaCrosse Logan High School

2:10pm
Dystopian Echo (Alternative) 
Marshall High School


Fifty-five (55) statewide bands representing 83 high schools and middle schools, of all musical genres, applied for this still only statewide alternative garage band music competition of its kind that is found in the nation.  Three bands were selected from each of four statewide regions (Green Bay, Eau Claire, Madison, Milwaukee) by three music industry professionals with 70 years combined experience.

Each of the 12 bands will perform for 15 minutes on the Johnson Controls World Sound Stage and will be evaluated by three music industry judges on creativity, rhythm/vocals, primary beats/blend and a summary of each musician knowing their role and how the band jells as one musical unit. Each band will receive a private verbal critique from one of the judges.

“These young, gifted & talented ROCKONSIN bands will explode on stage with creative energy, excitement and expression and will give you a peek into the next generation of musicians and music being created in our Badger State” said ROCKONSIN Producer Dennis Graham.

The winning band and runner-up will each receive an additional slot to perform at Summerfest on July 9th on the Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard Stage at 5:00pm and 4:00pm respectively in addition to both bands winning a professional recording session at Madison’s Blast House Studios. One punk, metal or hard rock band will be chosen to represent ROCKONSIN at the Vans Warped Milwaukee tour stop on July 24th.  In addition, one band will be selected at the Finals show to perform on August 11th at the Waukesha Bluesfest 11th Anniversary festival at Naga-Waukee Park.  Each of the 12 Finalist bands will receive two (2) Shure microphones (one instrument and one vocal).  The winning band will also receive a Shure wireless vocal microphone system.

 

ROCKONSIN would not be possible without the support of partners that have a passion for providing opportunities to recognize and showcase the talents of these young bands. 

Statewide supporting partners include:

MAMA (Madison Area Music Association) 
Nicholas Family Foundation
Knupp & Watson & Wallman (KW2)
Sherwood Press
Tilt Media
Shure
Theodore W. Batterman Family Foundation
Musicnotes/Songsterr
UW-Madison Campus & Visitor Relations
Dan Stoffels
Butch Vig 
Hannah Luree Design 
Vans Warped Tour
and Summerfest.


This program is produced by Dennis Graham Associates which founded the program.

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Dennis Graham
608-345-2330