Redhouse Arts Center Announces 2018 Rockin' the Redhouse

Redhouse Arts Center Announces 2018 Rockin' the Redhouse

Redhouse Arts Center is excited to announce the 6th Annual "Rockin' the Redhouse" event which will take place on Friday, March 23, 2018 at the Landmark Theatre with doors opening at 5:30 and bands starting at 7pm.

The evening is sponsored by Sterling Casualty Company, LLC with additional support from Anheuser-Busch, Beat Street Music, Subcat Studios, TK-99, and Leihs and Steigerwald. The event will be emceed by TK99's Lisa Chelenza and Gomez Adams, and feature nine corporate bands competing live on stage for a chance to win a choice of a performance at the new Redhouse at City Center or performance at A Taste of Syracuse and a 6 hour recording package at SubCat Studios. Doors at the Landmark will open at 5:30 pm for food and drinks, and the competition will take place from 7:00 pm-10:00 pm. All proceeds benefit the Redhouse Arts Center.

Last year's Rockin' the Redhouse raised over $8,000 to support new educational programming. Eight bands brought over 1,000 audience members to their feet! This year's event features nine corporate bands last year's winner Defense Mechanism (Lockheed Martin) along with Six Pack (Anheuser-Busch), The Salamanders (Arcadis), The Dinosaurs (CXtec), The Verdict (Bousquet Holstein Law Firm), The Chillerz (Carrier Corporation), JAM Wirless (JMA Wireless), BNY Mellon (Petty Cash) and The SideShifters (Raymond Corporation). Four prestigious judges will score bands on the chance to win titles such as Best Look, Best Vocalist, Best Instrumentalist, and Best Showmanship, Best Audience Participation, Runner- Up and The Most Rockin' Band! This year's judges are legendary singer songwriter Todd Hobin of the Todd Hobin Band, Ron Keck of Subcat Music Studios, Dave Porter, founder singer and guitarist of RCA recording artists 805, and Maria DeSantis, singer and driving force of the renown DeSantis Orchestra.

Along with performances and prizes for winning bands and band members, there will be the raffling off of an complete gigging set including a Breedlove Acoustic Electric Guitar with stand and case, Bugera amp and professional cardioid dynamic microphone and stand, valued at $1,500 donated in part by Beat Street Music.

The Rockin' the Redhouse committee is made up of Bill Hider (Redhouse Board President), Michael Featherstone (CXtec), Lou Ann Mann and David Dufresne (Carrier Corporation), Jack O'Bocchino, Kevin Kiniry (Anheuser-Busch), Robert Volk (Lockheed Martin), Mike Jones (Arcadis), Dan Wing (JMA Wireless), Dave Russell (Raymond Corporation), Andrea Turnbull (BNY Mellon), Phil Bousquet and Mike Tyszko (Bousquet Holstein) and Samara Hannah (Redhouse), Sue McKenna (Redhouse).

Event tickets are $10 in advance & $15 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online at, at the Redhouse Box Office 315-362-2785, by seeing a participating band member, or at the door. Raffle tickets are $5 for one, $20 for five, and are available at the event, or through a participating band member.

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