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Rock On’s after school program at the Boys & Girls club starts October 10th!

Rock On's after school program at the Boys & Girls club starts October 10th!

Members of the Boys & Girls club  from 8 years old and up can apply!

This week Rock On @ 3rd Thursday and more…

Robin O'HerinRock On takes the stage for this month’s 3rd Thursday Celebration on North Street @ Spice Dragon. Robin O’Herin with Jay Fruet, Christine Bile, and Rumours.

The Interlopers Music will be performing one of the last shows before many members leave town for college. Do not miss a chance to see them live this Thursday! Curtis KelleyNick VeinoglouMax Weiner; Dylan Renner; Ariel Shrum; Michael Gilbert at Mark Et Place-Cafe From the Berkshires …Berkshire Rocks!

Don’t forget, there are still tickets for tonight’s All Ages show at Chameleon’s featuring Punk Rock legends Agent Orange. BUY TICKETS HERE or get them from The Prozacs, Dead Radio Rebels, Groom’s Choice, Jon Kane, Chameleon’s.

Countdown to Rock On Workshop 2012 – Rock On Sweetwater Music Scholarship winner announced

With less than 10 days before the start of Rock On Workshop 2012, the 10th season of the Berkshires 2 week Summer rock music program for teens and young adults, Rock On announced the winner of the first Rock On Sweetwater Music Scholarship.

Christine BileSinger songwriter Christine Bile has been awarded the first Rock On Sweetwater Music Scholarship to attend both weeks of Rock On’s young musicians workshop July 16-27 at Berkshire Community College.

Christine was born in Pittsfield MA on February 2, 1997 and is the daughter …of songwriter Apollo Nzima. Surrounded by music as a child, Christine started to sing and play the piano at an early age. In 2010, she won the Pittsfield Talent show and in 2012 was a Berkshire Idol winner in the 12-16 year old category.

Christine writes lyrics, composes, and arranges her own songs. She makes music that can relate to teenagers and adults. She tries to find the raw emotion in her instruments and blend them to create something special. She is also inspired by real situations. Christine has performed throughout Berkshire County including at 3rd Thursdays on the Rock On and Berkshire Rocks stages, at the MarketPlace, Juice N Java, Gypsy Joynt and other venues. Christine is also a founding member of ROO! – the rock on orchestra – that will perform July 19th at the 3rd Thursday celebration in downtown Pittsfield. Some of her hobbies include acting, dancing and helping people. Christine currently attends Pittsfield High school and will be a sophomore in the fall. Some of her influences include Tina Turner, Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston.

At Rock On, Christine will study songwriting with Robin O’Herin and Bernice Lewis and participate in a day-long seminar with Pat Pattison, the world renowned professor of songwriting at Berklee College of Music. We thank Sweetwater Music for its generous support. Sweetwater is one of the world’s largest online music stores, respected for their products and award winning customer service since 1979. For more info please go to

Rock On! Young Musicians’ Workshop is an intensive two-week program that offers instrument training, playing in bands, songwriting, recording, and performing. All instruments and levels are welcome, from beginners with one year of training to advanced players with band experience. The program is run by an outstanding, experienced contemporary music faculty that team-teaches and coaches young aspiring musicians and bands. Rock On! provides a platform for young musicians to work with the professionals in a supportive environment that promotes creativity,collaboration, and performance.

Only 1 more week left to register!

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Rock ON takes part in Berkshires Dream Auction

Rock On Workshop Summer Music Program for Young MusiciansRock On Workshop joins area businesses in celebrating the region by taking part in the Berkshires Dream Auction, donating ‘One full tuition to attend Rock On Workshop for Young Musicians – July 16th-20th and July 23rd-27th’. ($500 value) .

Rock On Workshop’s annual 2 week program for teens, in its 10th year, is held at Berkshire Community College, 1350 West Street Pittsfield MA, from 12 pm to 5pm. Workshops include instrument training, song writing, basic keyboard, special guest artists, recording techniques and band performances.

Online bidding closes June 5th. Bid now! 

The fundraiser, presented by the Berkshire Visitors Bureau and 1Berkshire, supports the Berkshire Marketing Fund, helping to grow the Berkshire economy. The Berkshire Visitors Bureau’s board of directors created the Berkshire Marketing Fund in 2011 in order to reduce the region’s reliance on state funds to supplement cooperative marketing dollars raised through its members.

The online auction began on May 18, and runs until June 5.

The event culminates with a festive reception, silent auction, musical entertainment by the Boston University Tanglewood Institute musicians, and the announcement of the winner of the 2012 Berkshire Trendsetter Awards for innovative marketing and economic development.

Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 6:00 PM ~ Boston University Tanglewood Institute ~ 45 West Street  in Lenox, MA.