ROAMfest 12 Set for Sunday
Seven ROAM rock school bands will take the stage Sunday at the State Theatre in Falls Church.
As John Patrick’s rock school students at Rock of Ages Music in Del Ray have become more confident with their instruments and skilled as performers, he says he has had to find new ways to challenge and reward them.
ROAMfest 12, Sunday’s show at the State Theatre in Falls Church, is an extension of that sentiment.
“Several of these groups have been with me for three years now,” he said. “Some of the groups are getting older and I want to keep the programs cool and fun. I have to step up my game and get a venue they really enjoy playing at.”
The concert will feature seven kids bands and two adult bands with connections to Patrick’s business. Doors open at 5 p.m. with the concert beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at the State Theatre website of by stopping by ROAM’s headquarters located behind St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub at 114 E. Del Ray Ave.
The show is open to all ages. Alcohol will be available for purchase to attendees over 21. Show sponsors include Bobi Bomar’s Homes of Alexandria, Ramparts Tavern and St. Elmo’s.
Sunday’s lineup includes ROAM rock school bands Fuse Box, The Outlet, All Things Null and Void, No Pressure, The Knights Who Say Ni, Spork and Neon Laces. Adult bands PARE and Noise in the Basement will also perform.
“I think the kids are just going to freak out when they get up there,” Patrick said. “The sound will be much bigger than what they’re used to.”
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