RockSTAR Music Education to Host the 2012 Winter RockFest Concert

RockSTAR Music Education to Host the 2012 Winter RockFest Concert Featuring More Than 120 Elementary and Middle School Bands on the Sunset Strip on Saturday, February 4, 2012

Auction to Feature Rock n’ Roll Memorabilia

WEST HOLLYWOOD –RockSTAR Music Education with sponsorship from the City of West Hollywood, will host the 2012 Winter RockFest on Saturday, February 4, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, with more than 120 elementary and middle school bands performing at the world famous Key Club, Whisky a Go Go, and The Roxy! The event will feature a celebrity guest appearance by Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker. In addition, an auction will take place that will feature rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia, including signed guitars from Dave Navarro, Kelly Clarkson, Chris Daughtry and The Black Keys, a microphone signed by Willow Smith and a Jane’s Addiction CD signed by frontman Perry Farrell. The City of West Hollywood is one of the 2012 Winter RockFest co-sponsors.

RockSTAR Music Education, California’s most successful non-profit after school music education program, employs professional musicians who help students develop their skills on guitar, bass, drums, keyboard and vocals, transforming them into RockSTARs who can play classic tunes – as well as write their own! With celebrity support from rock icons such as Carlos Santana, Gene Simmons, The Black Keys, Sarah McLachlan, Sammy Hagar, and Run-DMC, RockSTAR students get the chance to learn all about the world of rock ‘n’ roll in a real band setting and to perform at actual, world-famous rock venues.

RockSTAR Music Education is a division of STAR Education. For the past twenty-five years, STAR Education has been serving students, parents, schools and communities through affordable in-school and after-school educational and enrichment programs. STAR operates in 60 school districts in California and recently opened a RockSTAR branch in Nashville. STAR holds numerous large-scale community events, reaching more than a million learners and their families each year.

Other sponsors include Daphne’s California Greek, Live Los Angeles, DUB Magazine, House Ear Institute, Key Club Hollywood, Ernie Ball, Bad Cat Amps, Guitar Center, The Roxy Theatre, the Whisky A-GoGo, Epiphone, the House of Blues and Daisy Rock.

For more information please contact Jordan Vernik at (310) 678-7283 orjordanv@starinc.org.

For tickets, please visit www.rockstarmusiceducation.org

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