Accepting New Students! ALSO Rock and Read Fest!

Do you want to learn guitar, bass, keyboards, or drums? Do you want to attend a fun, educational program for FREE?

Rock to the Future is now accepting new students for the 2010-2011 program year! We will be accepting up to 12 new students for this coming year. The deadline to apply is August 6th – but we will accept applications until the program is filled. So if you miss the deadline – please still turn in an application! Requirements: Applicants must reside in Philadelphia , come from a low- to moderate income household, and be between the ages 9-14. Musical experience is NOT necessary! Visit our APPLY page and/or contact for details!

Check out this article from The Fishtown Spirit about our program:


ALSO, this Saturday is Rock and Read Fest – presented by Cloud Entertainment! Harry and the Potters along with other family friendly wizard rock bands and great local band Mischief Brew will perform at Bookspace (1113 Frankford) from 2-10pm Saturday July 30th. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Rock to the Future. This is sure to be an exciting and fun event!

Students ROCK World Cafe Live at End of Year Showcase! AND CBS NEWS!

Rock to the Future students had their final showcase at World Cafe Live on June 5th! We made over $1,100 and there was an audience of 100+ for the students! THANK YOU for your support!

Students performed an amazing 1.5 hour show with songs from Elvis, Paramore, and everything in between. And even more amazing, the showcase was featured on the 11pm CBS news.

Also, thank you to amazing local bands Grandchildren, Creeping Weeds, and The Grand Nationals. Incredibly talented local bands, you should definitely check them out.

And check out Grandchildren’s performance!

What is Rock to the Future? Watch this!

Want to know what Rock to the Future is all about? Watch this short documentary (under 15 minutes!) to see Rock to the Future in action. In a giving mood? Recommend this video to your friends and help us raise $50,000 for our 2011-2012 programming year! You can even visit the “Donate” page on our website 🙂

Rock to the Future Sings on Algernon Cadwallader’s New Record

Very exciting news! Rock to the Future students had the great opportunity to work with local celebrities Algernon Cadwallader and Hop Along. The students will be featured on both bands upcoming full length albums due out later this year! Check out some of the recordings below:

Interested in having our students perform on your next album? Contact us!

Benefit! This Saturday May 14th!

The Deli Magazine Presents Jason Anderson (K Records), Joe Jack Talcum (Dead Milkmen), When I was 12, Ghost/Light, and Boy With Robot!! All performing this Saturday, May 14th to benefit Rock to the Future! Also, music from DJ TRPKPR!

The event will take place at Circle of Hope 1125 s Broad Street (Broad and Washington). All ages! And only $6!

Doors are at 5:30pm, and the first band will begin at 6pm.

10 Show Pass for R5 Productions Shows
Artic Monkeys, Ben Harper, and Reel Big Fish Tickets from The Electric Factory
Brunch for 2 to the Four Seasons
WMMR Studio Tour and Sit-in on the morning show
Gift certificates to Cantina, Dos Segundos, PYT
Drum and Guitar Lessons
Recording Time at Headroom Studios (Joe Reinhart)
Printing from Fireball Printing
+ More!!!

Thank you to all the wonderful local businesses who donated items!

This is going to be an amazing event! All proceeds benefit Rock to the Future!

Also, if you are able to volunteer to help with the raffle, food table, or door for 2 hours, please let me know-! You will receive free entry and a Rock to the Future tee shirt!

Check out the event HERE

Unique Musical “Go Phone Yourself” from Local Adam Janos

Although this isn’t related to Rock to the Future, I thought I should let everyone know about this great local musical I saw at World Cafe Live this past Sunday! Support local musicians!

Written by Adam Janos (Philadelphia/NYC), “Go Phone Yourself” is a witty, modern musical about relationships and love. Nearly the entire musical takes place inside of a gutted upright piano that opens from the top and has a window in the front. And while most plays request you shut off your cell phone during the performance, “Go Phone Yourself” requests you text/call-in anecdotes, descriptive nouns, and information from your past relationships so that each performance is tailored for the current audience.
Featuring: Adam Janos/piano, Mary Beth Alexander/violin and vocals, Joel Clark/male lead/guitar, and Anita Britteau/female lead/vocals. Directed by Gabriel Harrell.

I apologize for the dark footage! Check out our YouTube page for more videos from the production!

Did you miss the Danger Danger Benefit??

This past Saturday we raised over $500 at the benefit show at Danger Danger Gallery! Thanks to The Deli Magazine for presenting the event, the bands (Algernon Cadwallader, Conversations with Enemies, Power Animal, and Hop Along) for playing, and all the amazing people who came out!

Such an incredible night! Don’t miss the next one on May 14th at Circle of Hope!

Rock to the Future Movie Trailer!

Check out the trailer for the Rock to the Future movie! The 15 minute long movie will be released very, very soon (hopefully by the beginning of May!).

See what Rock to the Future is all about!