AllStars Rock The Festivals This Summer!

AllStars Rock The Festivals This Summer!



NEW YORK, June 7, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ — School of Rock is thrilled to announce they are teaming up with LOVE HOPE STRENGTH this summer for their annual AllStars national benefit tour.  Headlining the 21-city tour are the School of Rock AllStars, representing the top tier talent coming out of the national music program.  For the first time the tour will primarily stop at major music festivals such as Warped Tour, Summerfest, Red Rocks Film on the Rocks, Ribfest and Gathering of the Vibes, in addition to select club venues.  The tour will feature five touring groups showcasing talented AllStars from the West Coast, South, Midwest and East Coast.

Driven by a purpose “to inspire kids to rock on stage and in life,” the AllStars tour gives students the opportunity to perform at prestigious venues and festivals in front of thousands of fans, as well as make a difference in the lives of others.   Students will help drive awareness for the charity’s GET ON THE LIST campaign beyond the stage by encouraging people to sign up to be a marrow donor with DKMS Americas.

We have roughly 200 bone marrow drives scheduled this summer and are stretched thin with volunteers and resources. Each time we have to turn down the opportunity to swab cheeks we feel we could be missing an opportunity to find that ONE person that could save a life,” says Shannon Foley, executive director of LOVE HOPE STRENGTH.  “Teaming up with the kids of School of Rock gives us the opportunity to be at more concerts and festivals than we ever could without them. Every person these kids register could mean the difference between life or death for a patient with blood cancer. Without the School of Rock, we simply could not do it all!”

I am thrilled with the way our 2012 AllStar tour is shaping up. We have the privilege of playing on some of the most inspiring stages in the country this summer including, The Warped Tour, Ribfest, Summerfest, Gathering of the Vibes, and Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater,” says Chris Catalano, CEO of School of Rock.  “It is especially inspiring partnering with Love Hope and Strength in support of their wonderful commitment to matching bone marrow donors with patients in need.”

School of Rock students continuously participate in special events and activities year-round to help raise awareness and funding for charitable causes and partnered with LOVE HOPE STRENGTH on a recent program-wide song competition.


-WEST COAST GROUP: June 27-San Diego-Warped Tour June 28-Los Angeles-The Echo June 29-Las Vegas-The Hard Rock June 30-Sandy UT-The Complex July 2-Denver, CO-Red Rocks

-MIDWEST GROUP: July 3-Naperville, IL-Ribfest July 4-Milwaukee, WI-Summerfest July 5- Milwaukee, WI-Summerfest July 6- Milwaukee, WI-Summerfest July 7-Cleveland, OH Brothers July 10-Indianapolis, IN-Warped Tour

-SOUTH GROUP: July 23-Baltimore, MD -Soundstage July 24-Norfolk, VA-Jewish Mother July 25-Charlotte,NC-Visulite July 26-Atlanta, GA-Warped Tour July 28-West Palm Beach, FL-Warped Tour

-EAST COAST GROUP 1: July 17-Long Island, NY-Memorial Park July 18-New York, NY–Webster Hall July 19-Boston, MA- Ryles Jazz club July 20-Bridgeport, CT-Gathering of the Vibes July 21- Bridgeport, CT-Gathering of the Vibes July 22- Bridgeport, CT-Gathering of the Vibes

-EAST COAST 2 GROUP: July 17-Philadelphia, PA-World Cafe Live July 18-Reston, VA-Reston Town Center July 19-Asbury Park, NJ-Stone Pony July 20- Bridgeport, CT-Gathering of the Vibes July 21- Bridgeport, CT-Gathering of the Vibes July 22- Bridgeport, CT-Gathering of the Vibes

ABOUT LOVE HOPE STRENGTH FOUNDATION: Love Hope Strength Foundation, (LHS) is a music-centric charity dedicated to saving the lives of people with cancer one concert at a time. LHS was founded in 2007 by leukemia survivors Mike Peters (of the Welsh rock band The Alarm) and James Chippendale (president of Doodson Insurance Brokerage). As the world’s leading rock-and-roll cancer foundation, LHS primarily raises its funds through musical pilgrimages to majestic sites like Mt. Everest, Mt. Fuji and Machu Picchu.

Rather than funding cancer research, LHS focuses on building and supporting cancer centers around the world, boosting awareness of global cancer needs, and expanding international bone marrow databases.  One of LHS’s many accomplishments include purchasing Nepal’s first mammography and internal radiation machines and funding the construction of the first children’s cancer center in Tanzania.

Through its partnership with DKMS (the world’s largest marrow registry), LHS frequently spearheads bone marrow drives at concerts and major musical events like Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and Austin City Limits. With more than 400 drives conducted, LHS has added over 18,000 people to the national marrow database and found over 250 matches for patients in need of bone marrow transplants. Headquartered in Denver, LHS now has chapters in the United Kingdom and Australia.

ABOUT SCHOOL OF ROCK For more than a decade, School of Rock has been inspiring kids to rock on stage and in life.  Our students develop confidence, talent and skills, through our beginner, intermediate and advanced music programs. We offer music lessons on guitarbasspianovocals anddrums in an authentic, performance-based environment. School of Rock operates 72 schools in 26 states and Mexico, with new locations opening nationwide. We are expanding rapidly to meet the demands of kids who want to play music and for parents who appreciate music education. With opportunities available nationwide, it’s an exciting time to open a music school franchise with School of Rock! Visit for more information.

SOURCE School of Rock