Two Boulder County teens have been accepted to the prestigious School of Rock AllStars program, and this weekend will share the stage with a stream of musical headliners in Chicago at the daddy of all rock and roll festivals, Lollapalooza.
Vocalist Keeanna Martinez, 18, and guitarist Eric Meyers, 17, were selected for the School of Rock AllStars from a pool of 17,000 of their contemporaries.
School of Rock is a national franchise of music schools with an impressive track record for getting young musicians rocking on stage. The two musicians are students of the Broomfield School of Rock. Boulder, Denver and Littleton also have School of Rock locations.
Ms. Martinez, 18, graduated from The Academy charter school in Broomfield last May. Mr. Meyers will be a senior at Broomfield’s Holy Family High School this year. Both expressed their excitement about traveling to Lollapalooza when they were featured in a Daily Camera article this week.
Every summer, the School of Rock AllStars embark on a tour complete with tour busses and multiple live shows throughout the country. Over the past eight years, the students have performed at world-renowned festivals including Red Rocks, Lollapalooza, Hangout Music Fest, NAMM, Gathering of the Vibes, Austin City Limits, BB Kings and countless others. They’ve also shared the stage with major rockers like Alice Cooper, Peter Frampton, Eddie Vedder, and Slash, just to name a few.
“This is one of the most incredibe ways for a serious young musician to get a taste for what a professional career in music is like,” said Chris Catalano, CEO of School of Rock. “It’s thrilling to be able to watch students of such high caliber reach new heights through this program, and I can’t wait to see what the 2014 AllStars are made of.”
Congratulations to our young local musicians. Rock on!