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Rockathon finals slated for April 13 at Redmond teen center

Derek White is among four musical acts who have made the finals for this year
Derek White is among four musical acts who have made the finals for this year's Rockathon at the Old Fire House Teen Center.
— image credit: Courtesy of Scott Sherman

The finals for the sixth annual Classic Rockathon competition will be April 13 at the Old Fire House Teen Center (OFH) at 16510 N.E. 79th St. in Redmond.

Seven artists competed in the semifinals last Friday and Saturday, performing songs by Devo, Black Flag, Beatles, Black Sabbath, Jimmy Hebdrix, ZZ Top and more in the styles of ska, lounge, metal, punk, acoustic in addition to straight rock.

Judges narrowed it down to four artists for the finals: The Hebephrenics, Derek White, Box and Ryot.

The Rockathon finals will be at 8 p.m. and admission is $8 or $7 with a can of food for Hopelink. In honor of Friday the 13th the event will have an all-black theme. Those dressed in black will save $1 on admission at the door.

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