Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre is hosting Rock the FRT at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. Six bands will compete for the local title and a cash prize of $300 for first place and $200 for second place at this "battle of the bands" event.
Audiences can expect to hear a range of music, from metal to folk rock, with a mix of originals and covers. Bands are given a four-song or 25-minute time limit for their sets.
The bands competing are DayDreamers, Now Society Fails, Tease, Joel & The Good Boys, Heel Click and Our Last Vision.
“Audiences should look forward to seeing six really talented bands grace the stage of the FRT,” said Technical Director David Pierce. “There will also be a full range of entertainment design, such as moving lights, fog, haze and more. We are doing everything we can to make this into a full concert experience.”
Rock the FRT will feature entertainment designs by NMU theater students, under the guidance of Pierce and Director of Theatre Bill Digneit.
Tickets are $15 for the public, $10 for students and $5 for NMU students. Tickets are available online at tickets.nmu.edu or at any NMU EZ Ticket outlet. For more information on the event, contact the Forest Roberts Theatre Box Office at (906) 227-2082 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.