Rock n Roll High School bands tore it up at the grand finale of Operation Rock Star 2017! Hayden Square in Tempe rocked all afternoon Saturday, May 6th. From melodic pop phrasings to driving hard metal, delighted fans enjoyed a spectrum of rock genres as played by Callie Young, Bad Time for Tea, Poison Ivy, JAM, Ironkill, Katelyn Snyder, Undecided Youth and Colour T.v.
A special thanks to our esteemed panel of judges, Mike Zimmerlich of 8020 Records, Gabe Kubanda of Epic Proportions Tour and Daphne Greene of Statues of Cats.
The bands that brought home the top prizes were:
$500 1st Place Band: Undecided Youth
$300 2nd Place Band: Ironkill
$100 3rd Place Band: Bad Time for Tea
$100 1st Place Soloist: JAM
Congratulations to all and a big THANK YOU to our partners, the AZ National Guard and USO. We can’t wait to do it again next year!