Wed. Jul 17th, 2024

Do the names Counterfeit Pennies, One Less Hope, Long Shot Hero or Dirty Larry ring a bell? If not, then that means you missed the biggest rock show in West Chester last spring! Rock the Ballroom was held in Sykes Ballroom and hosted the previously mentioned rock and ska bands from Ridley Park, Folsome, West Chester and Philadelphia. Each band rocked out on their half-hour sets and Twilight Productions provided the sound and lights. Probably the best part about the night was that every band played for free, so that all ticket sales and proceeds went directly to VH1’s Save the Music Foundation. Save the Music is a non-profit organization committed to restoring music programs throughout the country by providing new instruments, fundraising and raising awareness of the need for quality music education.Since last year was such a success, Phi Mu Alpha, who sponsored Rock the Ballroom, is bringing you Rocktoberfest, an even bigger night of music on Oct. 1. The show will feature a new line up, including The Drafts, the Grand Finals, and West Chester’s own Long Shot Hero and Overise. “This year’s show is going to be bigger and better than Rock the Ballroom,” promises Joe Fisher, the show’s organizer. All proceeds will continue to benefit VH1’s Save the Music Foundation. Rocktoberfest will be held in Ehinger Gym and open to the public in hopes that more money will be raised for Save the Music.

So, if you missed the show last year, you get a second chance to check out some awesome bands and help VH1. Don’t miss Rocktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. in Ehinger Gym. Tickets are $5 at the door.

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