ROCKONSIN 2018 State Finals will be held at Summerfest, The World’s Largest Music Festival, on Friday June 29 and Saturday June 30 from Noon – 2:30 each day; with 6 bands performing each day on the Johnson Controls World Sound Stage. The twelve statewide garage bands, comprised of 7th – 12th grade musicians, that have been scored out and selected by three music industry professionals will be announced on May 15.  Each band will perform a 15 minute set of songs (they can be either covers or originals).


The winner and runner-up will each receive a second 45 minute Summerfest gig on Sunday July 8 on the US Cellular Connection Stage performing at 4:00pm (runner-up) and 5:00pm (winner).  The winner and runner-up bands will also each receive professional studio recording time at Madison’s Blast House Studios (runner-up: 8 hours;  winner: 12 hours).


Each of the 12 finalist bands will receive a Shure vocal microphone and an instrument microphone, each with cords.  The winning band will also receive as a prize a Shure wireless vocal microphone.