Redhouse Arts Center 2018 Rockin’ the Redhouse to take place Friday, March 23rd at the Landmark Theatre

Redhouse Arts Center 2018 Rockin’ the Redhouse to take place
Friday, March 23rd at the Landmark Theatre
A Benefit for the Redhouse Arts Center
(Syracuse, NY) – 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.
Where: The Landmark Theatre
When: Friday, March 23, 2018 Doors open at 5:30pm
Concert: 7:00pm-10:00pm
Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door
For more information, call 315-362-2785
About Redhouse Arts Center: Redhouse Arts Center is a nonprofit, multi-arts organization
dedicated to the production and presentation of interdisciplinary works, new theatre, music,
visual art, and is a regional provider of community-based arts education. Redhouse
supports the creative process by providing a unique platform for regional, national and
international artistic expressions. Through our public programs and community
engagement initiatives, Redhouse aims to stimulate cultural activities and contribute to
community development throughout Central New York. For more information

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