School of Rock plans two-day music festival

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Students from School of Rock Carmel performed at Indianapolis’ Hard Rock Café earlier this year.

Students from School of Rock Carmel performed at Indianapolis’ Hard Rock Café earlier this year.

Featuring School of Rock students, the festival’s opening performances will take place at The Deluxe at The Old National Centre. The show’s themes include The Best of Southern Rock and Bring on the Heavy.

Casts from both shows will perform together at The Old National Centre on Jan. 12 from 4:30 to 8 p. m. The casts will perform again in separate shows on Jan. 13 with Bring on the Heavy  performed from 2 to 4 p.m. and Best of Southern Rock performed from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Daddy Real’s The Place.

Cast members from the two shows will perform songs that exemplify the theme of each show. Best of Southern Rock will feature tunes from The Alabama Shakes, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Molly Hatchet, Black Crows, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals and others. Bring on the Heavy will highlight songs from bands such as Van Halen, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne and others.

The cast is made up of intermediate to advanced musicians, ages seven to 18, enrolled at School of Rock. Both shows will also feature beginner students, Rock 101 and Garage Rockers, as the opening acts.

Tickets for the Jan. 12 performance at The Old National Centre, 502 N. New Jersey St., Indianapolis, are available through Ticketmaster. Tickets for the Jan. 13 performance at Daddy Real’s The Place, 3855 E. 96 St., Indianapolis, can be bought at School of Rock Carmel, 626 S. Range Line Road.

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