Rocktacular IV hits the Pence Center stage on Wednesday, April 20, at 7 p.m.

By Tom Di Camillo
Director of Media & Community Events

PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. - Central Arizona College's Signal Peak Campus will be the location of Rocktacular IV on Wednesday, April 20, at 7 p.m.

The show will be held in the Don P. Pence Center for Visual & Performing Arts and is open to the public at no-cost.

The program, presented by CAC's Entertainment Industry Technology program, will feature four artists and groups who are pursuing AAS degrees in the newly-created popular music performance program.

This concert is part of the EIT 170 Performance Skills class that provides students a chance to sharpen their onstage performing skills. This marks the final performance of the year.

Solo artists Nicolas Manriquez and Alejandro Pelayo, both from Casa Grande, and Matt Butcher of Arizona City will perform their style of music.

The group So Much For Serious returns as well. Members include Luke Adamson (guitar/vocals), Jeremy Collazo (bass) and Ryan Yap (drums).

Each act will be performing tunes including covers of pop/rock/country classics as well as original material.

As a part of the performance, students from the Introduction to Lighting class have created custom light shows for most of the selections. In addition to designing the light shows, the students also will be executing all aspects of the light production they created. The students in the Live Audio class will be coordinating all of the live audio reinforcement set and mixing of the show.

"This is a totally integrated show run completely by the students, just as if they are producing a rock show at the Comerica Theater in Phoenix," Rick Moore, CAC's band director, explained.

For more information regarding the Rocktacular or CAC's EIT program, please contact Rick Moore by e-mail at, or by phone at 520-494-5399.

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