• 149 WESTCHESTER AVENUE, PORT CHESTER, NY 10573-4549 · (914) 937-4126

  • Tri-State Rocks

    Benefit Youth Vocal Competition & Performance

    Tri-State Rocks

    Sun, December 3, 2017

    Doors: 4:45 pm / Show: 5:30 pm

    The Capitol Theatre

    Port Chester, NY

    $15.00 - $695.00

    This event is all ages

    Tri-State Rocks
    Tri-State Rocks
    Tri-State Rocks

    Join us for the first annual Tri-State Rocks show at The Capitol Theatre! Tri-State Rocks is a benefit vocal competition and performance, perfect for both aspiring artists and audience members interested in an evening of entertainment and supporting local charitable organizations. All proceeds from the event will support Kids In Crisis, ArtWorks, and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth).

    This year's event will take place at the Capitol Theatre on Sunday, December 3rd at 5:30 PM, doors will open at 4:45 PM for a pre-show with local DJs the Vargas Brothers. VIP tickets are also available and include a pre-show reception and meet-and-greet with the judges and host from 3:30 – 5:00 PM.

    The competition is for anyone between the ages of 12 to 21 who resides in Connecticut, New York or New Jersey. Judges include former American Idol judge and Grammy-nominated hit-maker, Kara DioGuardi, Head of A&R at Atlantic Records, Pete Ganbarg, and Leslie Stifelman, Music Director and Conductor of the award-winning Broadway hit musical, Chicago. Z100’s Maxwell will host the event.

    Tri-State Rocks is presented by Inspired Nation, a non-profit that fosters young talent, builds community, and raises money and awareness for local youth-oriented charities. The event is sponsored by WMCHealth, iHeartRadio, Westchester Magazine, Moffly Media, and the NAMM Foundation. Inspired Nation is sponsored by Atlantic Records, the Berklee College of Music, Universal Music Group, Arthouse Entertainment, iHeartRadio, and BMI.

    For more information on the event and how to enter the competition, please visit https://tristaterocks.org.


    Tri-State Rocks (TSR) is a benefit youth vocal competition and performance sponsored by Inspired Nation. TSR will be held at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York on Sunday, December 3, 2017, at 5:30 PM. The event will highlight aspiring artists from the tri-state area between the ages of 12 - 21, while putting a spotlight on the area’s youth in need. All proceeds from the event will be donated to our charitable partners, Kids In Crisis, ArtWorks, and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), all of whom are providing exceptional services to youth in the tri-state area.

    In 2016, Inspired Nation launched its pilot event, New England Sings, during which contestants performed live and competed for a mentoring session with Kara DioGuardi at Converse Studios in Boston, cash prizes, and summer session scholarships at the Berklee College of Music. New England Sings was a spectacular community event, showcasing fifteen talented vocalists and raising money for five New England charities by selling out the historic Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine.

    Tri-State Rocks will follow a similar format, showcasing ten vocalists with all proceeds benefiting youth-oriented charities in the tri-state area. Our presenting sponsor is WMCHealth, and our local sponsors are Westchester Magazine, Moffly Media, iHeartRadio, and the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation. All proceeds will benefit Kids in Crisis (Greenwich, CT), ArtWorks (Englewood, NJ), and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the WMCHealth (Valhalla, NY). Our judges include New York native, and former American Idol Judge and Grammy-nominated hit-maker, Kara DioGuardi, Broadway Music Director of Chicago, Leslie Stifelman, and Pete Ganbarg, Head of A&R at Atlantic Records. Z100’s Maxwell will be our host, and we will kick off the evening with an appearance by local DJ’s the Vargas Brothers.

    Inspired Nation

    Co-Founded in 2016 by former American Idol judge and Grammy-nominated hit-maker Kara DioGuardi, Inspired Nation (IN) is a nonprofit that aims to build a bridge between the talent and dreams of our youth and their hope for a better, more inspired world. Through our benefit youth vocal competitions, Inspired Nation has set out to celebrate talent but also act as a conduit for youth appreciation and community activism. Our organization believes that when you give young people a platform to tell their stories, you are giving them an opportunity to find their voice, gain confidence, and empower themselves as well as others. We believe it is this process of storytelling and having their voices heard that will foster the next generation of leaders. Currently, we have two competitions slated for 2017, New England Sings (NES) and Tri-State Rocks (TSR).

    Inspired Nation’s national sponsors are Berklee College of Music, BMI, Atlantic Records, iHeartRadio, Universal Music Group, and Arthouse Entertainment Publishing.
    Venue Information:
    The Capitol Theatre
    149 Westchester Avenue
    Port Chester, NY, 10573
    http://thecapitoltheatre.com/