Central Arizona College kicks off month of October with Friday Night Rocktacular
By Mason Gates
Intern, Media & Community Events Office
PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. – Central Arizona College will host a rock event featuring bands and solo artists from its student body on Friday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. at the Don P. Pence Center for Visual & Performing Arts at the Signal Peak Campus.
The Friday Night Rocktacular is a no-cost collection of jams sponsored by CAC’s entertainment industry technology program. The concert will feature four acts consisting of students from the EIT170 Performance Skills class who are pursuing the newly-created associate of applied science degree in popular music.
Nicolas Manriquez of Casa Grande and Matt Butcher of Arizona City will portray their own style of rock and roll with individual performances showing off their vocal and acoustic guitar skills.
Two groups also will take part in the action. The first rock band, Not So Serious, hails from Maricopa and includes Luke Adamson on guitar and vocals, Jeremy Collazo on bass, and Ryan Yap beating the drums.
The second group, B.A.C.O.N., comes from Bapchule and features Earl Thomas on lead guitar, Elwin Johns on rhythm guitar, and Joshua Joaquin on drums.
Each act will stage four tunes comprised of covers of pop/rock classics as well as original
The show is the brainchild of Rick Moore, professor of instrumental music and band director at Central Arizona College.
“After three years of work in the creation of this program, I am keyed up for this first event,” Moore said. “I am very excited about the quality of music that will be shared here. This is the opening chance for some very talented students to show off their skills and I know they will shine.”
For more information on the Friday Night Rocktacular or other events in CAC”s fall series, please contact the community events office at 520-494-5223, or check out the CAC website at www.centralaz.edu.