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Rockefella’s Music Fest!

RockefellasRockefellas Bar in Corona is hosting the first annual Rockefellas Music Festival at Storm Baseball Stadium in Lake Elsinore on November 15 and 16, 2014. The festival will have a main stage featuring popular classic rock tribute bands and a second stage for local bands. Activities inside the event include a classic car show, an art walk, vendor booths, beer and wine gardens, and a ferris wheel.

Included in the music line up is our very own
FENDER BENDERS! See our students shine, and help your favorite music school by purchasing a ticket for the 2 Day Festival at our office for $20, just HALF price!

KRF Kids at the Auto Club Speedway!

Speedway4Did you see our kids at the Speedway this weekend? They were amazing. We couldn’t have asked for a better performance. People watched, walked by singing along, or stood to listen for a while. The Fender® Benders always had a crowd. DJ Uncle Joe Benson, from 100.3 The Sound, a long-time KRF supporter, gave them a wonderful announcement before they played, which was very exciting.The Fender Benders from Kids Rock Free® played great Elias Mc Seveney – Guitar, Matt Rubic – Guitar, and Jonny Mayhew –Drums. Braeden McCann, Bass, & Kassandra Castaneda, vocals, were unable to attend. But Austin Rubic and Sadie Martinez filled in for them splendidly. Austin knew all the notes, and Sadie learned ten new (to her) songs within a month and she belted them out with confidence as though she’d performed them countless times. Everyone is very proud of the both of them.

Speedway2Thanks to the Speedway for donating some of the proceeds from ticket sales for March 18 & 19 for the race and all the Billy Ray Cyrus-signed guitar raffle ticket buyers. All funds raised benefit the music education program at Kids Rock Free.

KRF & Auto Club Speedway Special Ticket Package


Fender Benders at Cyclone

Catch the Fender® Benders playing this Saturday at the Auto Club Speedway! Buy your General Admission NASCAR package online for only $30. The races, the concert and Kids Zone all included and $5 from each purchase will go to benefit the Kids Rock Free® Music School scholarship program to help a student in need. Hurry, offer expires 3/19.

There will also be a KRF raffle of Fender & Music memorabilia. $1 tickets will go to benefit the scholarship program here at KRF.

Program info

Won’t you be my Valentine?


The Kids Rock Free® (KRF) School of Music Fender® Benders, Cutting Edge, and No Surrender (student bands) always say yes. This year they continue their friendship for a repeat performance for some very special youth.  This holiday weekend they will be performing for survivors of fire at the Fire & Burn Foundation’s Winter Camp. This is a unique camp that serves as the hallmark of a burn survivor program and takes places in the San Bernardino Mountains.

Beyond the Scars Camp provides a relaxed social setting offering burn-injured children the support and counseling needed to re-establish and enhance their self-esteem.  Campers discover that they are not alone—that there are other children out there learning to live with burn injury. They also get a chance to just have fun in this great natural setting.  Burn Camp is a unique, positive experience for these children where they can be themselves, share common ground with others and make new friends in a nurturing environment (FireandBurn.org).

KRF believes that sharing music is vital and what better way than for kids to engage with kids. Empathy is a learned response, and making friends around music is a beautiful way to grow our compassion. Whatever our differences, we can all agree that everyone loves music. Music doesn’t just excite us, it touches our hearts. Without even using words, music can let us know we are not alone.  You can be sure that all will be rockin’ to the tunes played by KRF’s student bands on Feb. 15, 2014 at 6 p.m.  Lee Zimmer, guitar and band instructor, will direct all members. The parents of these high school performers will play the role of the roadies.

The nonprofit Kids Rock Free School of Music in Corona, CA provides free and low-cost music lessons to kids ages 7 – 17.  Advanced students perform in bands in the community and at the school’s two concert venues.  KRF has taught over 15,000 kids in over 15 years in guitar, keyboard, drums, bass and voice.  Generous supporters that keep the kids rockin’ include Lucas Oil Corp., Riverside County EDA, the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation and many, many more music fans.