The Rowan Grace Band covers many genres including Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Indie and Alternative. RGB was formed in April of 2021. The members that make up the band are all graduates of the local Rock School Program. Members of the band are as follows: Lead Vocalist: Rowan Grace Rowan has been singing locally for 4 years and has written, recorded and released her original music. Rowan’s musical influences include The Beatles, Elton John, Queen, Adele and Bille Eilish. Lead Gutarist: Dyami Gireau Dyami’s musical journey began when he pickup his guitar at age 10, his musical influences consist of The Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Red Hot Chili Peppers among many other bands with guitar greats. Drummer: Weston Rathbun Weston comes from a family of talented drummers, he started playing drums at 18. Weston’s favorite drummers are Dave Grohl and Animal form the Muppets. Bass Guitarist: Josh Simpson Josh has been playing guitar and bass guitar for 7 years and brings a very solid yet intricate bass line to the band as well as a keen sense of rock fashion to the stage. Watch submission video
Mitchell // Together 3 years // Rhythm & Blues
The TriTones jazz combo was formed by a group of overeager musicians students at Mitchell high school in the summer of 2019. Since then, they have performed at various gigs including the Mitchell farmer’s market, a Christmas tour of the local nursing homes, four high school band concerts, and more recently The Back 40 in downtown Mitchell. Over the summer they will be performing in their first gig outside of Mitchell, at the new Parkston amphitheater, and again at The Back 40. The group is comprised of 4 rhythm section members and 6 winds and led by trumpet player and incoming senior Zachary Van Meter. Though they don’t have a set style they play, the predominant genre of the group is fusion. Watch submission video
Join us as these bands battle for the chance to open for the annual SD Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction event.
First Place: $1,000 // Second Place: $500 // Third Place: $250
Friday September 24th, 2021 @7PM-10PM
Ramkota Exhibit Hall, Sioux Falls, SD
General Admission $20 // Kids 12 and under Free