BandJam 2021 rocks the Ridgefield Playhouse this weekend
Each year, a unique rock n ‘roll event takes place at the Ridgefield Playhouse. Get ready for BandJam 2021, where college and high school rock bands from Connecticut and New York audition to be finalists and win the right to compete on the Ridgefield Playhouse stage, which takes place this Sunday, June 6, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Each year, I am honored to be named one of BandJam’s four judges, and I wouldn’t miss it for the world. The talent that I have seen and experienced year after year keeps me coming back for more.
You won’t believe the musicality and vocal talent of these teenage bands emanating from the Ridgefield Playhouse scene and you can be there to witness it for yourself by ordering your tickets at ridgefieldplayhouse.org. Check out the 2018 BandJam High School winners, ‘Gilbert’.
My co-judges for BandJam 2021 are esteemed music professionals and include “American Idol” finalist Kimberly Locke, Entourage Talent founder Wayne Forte, and multi-platinum record producer Aaron Accetta.
The competition will be hosted by artist Christine O’Leary and includes a performance of “Richie Scarlet The Show of Shows”. Richie’s riffs were traded with Alice Cooper, Sebastian Bach, Mountain and Ace Frehley from KISS.
The BandJam 2021 finalists in the College category are Fortuna, Skynet and Speed Limit. The finalists in the High School category are Electric Jane, Freedom Rockets, Gremlin Daycare, Groove Haven and Hablo Pescobar.
The 2021 Ridgefield BandJam to benefit the Ridgefield Playhouse is the Northeast’s most exciting group competition and will also be broadcast live for viewing from the comfort of your living room.