RiverCity Rock Star Academy is proud to be partnering with KMUZ 100.7 & 88.5 FMLocal Roots to showcase Salem's next generation of song writers and musicians. The Local Roots Music Festival will be on Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Willamette Heritage Center Dye House. The Festival will feature 19 bands that have contributed to the Local Roots Compilation III. Among the artists performing will be 2012 American Idol top 24 finalist Haley Johnsen and Black Prairie singer/songwriter Annalisa Tornfelt. Kicking off the Local Roots Music Festival at 9:00 a.m. will be an extended set featuring our own RiverCity Rock Star Academy students performing their original songs.

In preparation for the Local Roots Music Festival we will be conducting a 6-week songwriting workshop for ages 13-18 that will allow students to turn their song ideas into a finished product. Students will be instructed in writing, composition and arrangement of songs and will record their own original works. Workshop cost: $179 for 6 weeks and will be on Monday evenings 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Program begins Monday January 11th, 2016. Registration Form  If you have a band and would like to register as a band please ask us about special pricing for this workshop.