As the temperature rises, New York Rock Academy (NYRA) kicks off the summer with two sizzling events. On Friday June 15 at 2:45 p.m. NYRA and the Town of New Castle will present the “Chappaqua Outdoor Rockfest” – an event geared especially for teens. Bands from NYRA’s top level music program have been gearing up for this exciting free show at the Town’s beautiful new Gazebo located across the street from the Chappaqua Library, 195 S. Greeley Ave. Chappaqua.
Janet Angier, Director of Music in Chappaqua and New York Rock Academy is thrilled to be teaming up with the Town of New Castle to give families and teens a memorable afternoon. “The gazebo is a great place to have a concert, ” she said. Matt Nordt, the Town’s Recreation Supervisor said, “Our Wednesday concerts are geared toward adults, and we wanted to plan a special event for teens.” The timing fits in with when the middle school lets out, and students are encouraged to bring snacks and enjoy the show. This is the second of a series – the first was held in the fall.
On Saturday June 16 from 2-5 p.m. students from New York Academy’s program will take center stage at New York City’s iconic Bitter End for a concert to show off their musical chops – and for many it’s a chance to gear up for NYRA’s day camp which begins in July.
Dave Bickler, a Chappaqua resident and lead singer of Grammy-award winning “Eye of the Tiger” will be a special guest at both concerts. Bickler has been a mentor at the New York Rock Academy for two years and has found the experience rewarding. “I get a big kick out of working with students,” he said. His son, Luke, 11, studies voice at Music in Chappaqua.
For more information about Music in Chappaqua and the New York Rock Academy, contact Janet Angier, Director, at 914-238-3123 email@example.com, or visit www.newyorkrockacademy.com. To arrange an interview with Janet Angier contact Lori Sachare, 914-260-0835 firstname.lastname@example.org.