BY DYLAN BESTLER
The Rockland Music Scene will be hosting two concerts within the next month.
The first is at the Tallman Fire House this Friday at 6:30 p.m. with only $5 admission.The second one is on May 12 at The Nyack Center at 7 p.m., also with $5 admission. Performing at the concerts are local bands from Clarkstown, Suffern, Nyack, Tappan, New Jersey and NYC such as Fracture, Behind Bars, Flammable Animals, Distract The Guards, Sick, Joy Ride, The Lounge Act, Between The Rain, Six Miles Out and Sexy Heroes.
Rockland Music Scene is an organization that aims to promote young musicians and jump start their music careers.
“The Rockland Music Scene gives musicians an outlet to share their creativity with an audience,” says the group’s treasurer Michael Simon. “The Scene has even inspired some in the crowd to write and perform their own music, setting them forward on a career in music. “
Students from Suffern High School founded the Suffern Music Scene several years ago. Because the organization has been expanding so rapidly, including musicians from all across Rockland County, the name of the group changed to the Rockland Music Scene. The bands performing are all from the local area and have a tremendous amount of energy.
Recently, The Rockland Music Scene and The Nyack Center cooperatively applied for an Arts and Entertainment grant. If awarded, the funds will cover the cost of these monthly shows and allow for musicians to be compensated. This will open up opportunities for popular headline acts.
You can help them receive this grant by voting on their Facebook page. Voting ends on May 12. The link to their page is below: