12 2016

Rock for a Cause

2:00PM - 9:00PM  

Main Street
Sarasota, FL 34236


Rock for a Cause is a battle-of-the-bands competition where local musicians in Sarasota, Manatee and surrounding counties compete not only for a cash prize of $1,500, but also the chance to help local music education programs.

In 2016, proceeds will be used to send students of the Del Couch Music Education Foundation to the Berklee College of Music Summer Programs.

In the months leading up to Rock for a Cause, bands of every genre, age, and talent level are encouraged to submit two of their songs to our website via audio or video file. Voting will be open for approximately two weeks for the public to choose their favorite 6 bands. Those bands will perform in front of a live audience during the day of the event.

While live performances take place, there will be another voting platform opened up to event participants and the public at large to choose their favorite band. The winner will be announced that evening.

Rock for a Cause will showcase vendors from all over Sarasota and Manatee counties, selling goods, food and beverages. This family-friendly event will include a “kids only” area with games and prizes as well.

This is an event for people of all ages and families alike, so please come out to support your local economy, local music scene, and help encourage people to visit and partake in activities in our communities.

You can participate as a band, sponsor, vendor or spectator!