What does every aspiring rock star dream about? Jamming in front of an audience, of course.
And on Sunday, Aug. 19, 63 local budding musicians—all of whom participated in the Contemporary Music Center's annual summer rock camp—will head on stage at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas to show what they can do.
"We just can't wait for Sunday. Excitement is through the roof right now," said Jerry Hammack, store manager of the Contemporary Music Center, which has a location in Chantilly and another in Haymarket. Performers will come from both sites.
The kids will split into groups between four and seven bands, playing all kinds of songs: classic rock, original music, covers of popular tunes. This is the fifth year the store has held the summer concert, but this is the first time the students have performed at the Hylton.
"It's the culmination of a couple weeks of practice over the summer. It's at our biggest venue ever," Hammack added.
The event starts at 12 p.m. in the Gregory Family Theatre and runs until 6 p.m., with a "meet and greet" intermission midway. Tickets are $12.50 in advance or $15 the day of the show.