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Wild Ire Joins Forces With RiverCity!

Nick Turner

Nick Turner, drummer of Salem bands Wild Ire and Mandark, has recently joined the RiverCity team! Now, students are able to take private drum lessons from Nick and learn how to be a rockstar just like him. Nick is also helping with our programs such as Teen Rock Band Workshop and Summer Mix Tape. Nick is available for private drum lessons. Schedule your lesson now!

Taner Jones

Fellow Wild Ire band member, Taner Jones has joined the RiverCity team as well. Taner is our main retail repairman, meaning he fixes guitars, basses, amps, and anything else you need! Stop in today to our new Pro Shop to see Taner and get your musical instruments repaired or serviced.


Wild Ire & RiverCity Royals Free Show at Blast Off Vintage Friday Night!

To celebrate our new staff members, our own RiverCity Royals and Wild Ire are playing together on July 12th at Blast Off Vintage at 8pm. Come see this amazing show! Free and all ages.

Free Rock Show! Food Truck! Saturday June 29th at 12:00 pm!

You can catch all the students, summer rock campers and teachers perform some pretty rad songs at RiverCity Rock Star Academy's End of Season & Camp Show! Music starts at noon at RiverCity Studio's Garage Stage! Free! All Ages! Fuego Tacos food truck on site! Studio tours! Program, lesson & camp sign-up discounts! Retail store now open!

Make Music Day Salem - Friday June 21st!
Photo by Ron Cooper

Photo by Ron Cooper

RiverCity Rock Star Academy is a proud sponsor of Make Music Day Salem coming up this Friday, June 21st. All of our school bands will perform, along with many of our teacher bands and our staff will be volunteering and leading sessions throughout the day. Join us and over 140 bands/performers at over 30 venues for a day of free music on the first full day of summer! RiverCity staff and friends will be leading a variety of Mass Appeal Events such as Bucket Drumming, Dueling Drums, RiverCity People’s Choir, Sousapalooza, as well as hosting music performances throughout the day and evening at our stage in the Reed Alley. Get a free harmonica and lesson on how to play it and watch Acting Captain and Sleep Millenneum and many more!

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Fall Season Shows Friday (11/30) & Saturday (12/1) Evenings
All ages and shows begin at 7pm at the Premiere Academy of Performing Arts (PAPA)!

All ages and shows begin at 7pm at the Premiere Academy of Performing Arts (PAPA)!

Come check out the students of RiverCity Rock Star Academy as they perform songs from Indie Rock (teen program), Woodstock (teen program) & Mix-Tape (adult program)! Night 1 (November 30th) show begins at 7pm at the Premiere Academy of Performing Arts (PAPA)! RiverCity Rock Star Academy's Night 2 (December 1st) Fall Show includes students from our Young Rockers Program (kids), Royals (advanced teen program) and Metal Mania (advanced teen program)! Show begins at 7pm also at the Premiere Academy of Performing Arts (PAPA)! Adults only $5 and Kids & Teens are Free!

Rock 'n' Roll & Mud Wrestling Benefit for Academy Music Scholarships

Mud Wrestling for a Cause! That’s right, your favorite RiverCity teacher will be wrestling it out at the Monarchs of Mud benefit event with proceeds going to provide a student a scholarship to attend RiverCity Rock Star Academy! Come out to cheer on The Flying Pickle (teacher Doug), Opera Mom (teacher Monica), Poison (teacher Juliene), Brown Covfefe (teacher Topher) and The Green String Bean Fighting Machine (teacher Kaylee), as they take on those that dare to challenge them! Saturday, September 22nd, 7pm at the The Space Concert Club. Music by RiverCity students and the Monarchs of Mud wrestlers! All ages until 10pm. $8 pre-sale and $10 at the door. Buy Your Tickets Now!

End of Summer Blowout Bash at The Space!
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Our end of the Summer show at The Space Concert Club featuring performances by our Summer Mix Tape Program, the RiverCity Royals, and the Renegades (our adult rock program). Featuring songs by the Foo Fighters, White Stripes, Beatles, Rush, Nena, Cheap Trick, Scorpions, Weezer, Presidents of the United States, Devo, Muse, The Who, Rob Zombie, Snow Patrol and many more. Only $5 for adults. Kids & Teens Free!