Thirty-six students are taking part in PJ Olsson’s two week long Rock Camp in Houghton.
The camp teaches them to be better musicians and how to perform live as a group.
14-year-old Ellie Helman from Houghton said, “It’s very hard, putting together all the songs and learning the lyrics and everything, getting it put on stage—yeah, it’s challenging!”
19-year-old Matt Waatti from Missoula, Missouri said, “Just being around so many talented people and talented instructors and great vibes and awesome energy and just—I’m learning so much and there’s so much to learn from everybody around me.”
The teenagers don’t just learn how to be rock stars, but how to shine at life as well.
Rock Camp Founder P.J. Olsson said, “Most kids that come out of here are a little more secure, a little more bright and they carry it with them year to year to year to year.”
The finale of Rock Camp is a concert put on by the students that will knock your socks off.
Rock Camp Instructor Hannah Bethel said, “It’s a kids’ show, but it’s pretty awesome, too. We’ve got the smoke and we’ve got the lights and the passion is there and when that curtain comes up and the lights hit the stage, those kids just—they’re on fire.”
The concert is this Saturday at the Rozsa Center on Michigan Tech’s campus, but get your tickets now–the show is expected to sell out once again.
PJ Olsson’s Rock Camp–The Final Show!
Tickets anticipated to sell out again this year.
HOUGHTON, MICHIGAN (July 28, 2016) – Tickets are on sale now for PJ Olsson’s Rock Camp–The Final Show. On Saturday, July 30, Rock Camp kids will hit the big stage at Michigan Technological University’s Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts for a final show that is guaranteed to entertain and delight an energized audience. Last year the show sold out and we anticipate it will again this year. If you’re interested in seeing the show, we encourage you to purchase your tickets in advance. Tickets will also be available at the door.
“The Rock Camp kids pour their hearts and souls into their performances,” says PJ Olsson, the camp’s co-founder and Creative Director, “and you just don’t want to miss this show! Please come out and support these kids on Saturday.”
This will be the seventh annual rock concert performed by Rock Camp, where talented young musicians ages 12 to 19 come together to play music. “Rock Camp is an intensive experience for kids,” says Todd Brassard, co-founder and Program Director. “They earn the right to perform on that stage for a large audience; everyone in the program takes the final show very seriously.”
Please come out and support these young musicians and this great program. Thank you!