artPICKSWTEXTredddfinalRiverCity Rock Academy is Salem’s version of Rock School. The performers range in age from 6 to adult. I got to see a couple of the performances at Make Music Day Salem and it is very cool. They play covers, that’s how they teach them to be rock performers, but they aren’t your run of the mill covers. I saw the Rockers (age 12 -18) perform songs by Black Flag and Bikini Kill. Yeah, no Freebird here. Another sweet aspect is it will be an outdoor concert at the Riverfront Amphitheater. I was recently wondering why that wasn’t used more. Here you go. The event is free, but all donations will be collected for the Rock School Scholarship Fund. Bring a blanket and the kids and support kids loving music.

From 4 – 8pm @ Riverfront Park Amphitheater.