With cool band names like The Pandemics, Einstein and the Positrons, and Electric Blue Octopus, April 30 promises to be a great night to celebrate amateur rockers – many of whom have used the COVID-19 pandemic to dust off their guitars and drumsticks to join new bands with the help of The Rock Garage, a new center for music lessons and rock band program based in the Castleton area of Indianapolis.
Over two dozen amateur bands will have the chance to perform on stage at one of Indy’s most historic venues as The Rock Garage presents an evening of great music at Vogue on Broad Ripple from 6 p.m. to midnight on the 30th. April. Tickets are on sale now for $ 10 and the proceeds will go to the Indiana Independent Venue Alliance.
“It will be a historic evening for so many of our musicians who have worked together and honed their skills in smaller venues during the pandemic,” said Dave Foellinger, resident of Fishers, one of the three co-owners and promoters of amateur music. for The Rock. Garage. “We have over 125 members who are taking courses from our experts or have been placed in one of our groups, or both. They bring different talents and different skill levels, but they all share the love of playing live music on stage. “
Foellinger is the President and CEO of the Jack Laurie Group, based at Carmel’s Indiana Design Center.
Many scenes in central Indiana have remained calm over the past year, thanks to the pandemic shutdown and collection restrictions, which have led The Rock Garage to partner with the nonprofit. Indiana Independent Venue Alliance, whose mission is to help small businesses whose livelihoods depend on the music life.
The event at The Vogue will feature 25 bands, most of them playing from 1970s rock and roll music to today’s heavy metal music. A few groups focus their sounds on blues, Latin cuisine and acoustics.