Local bands to rock Patriot Place again this summer

, Staff

Patriot Place will once again showcase some of the area’s best up and coming bands this summer with the Rock The Plaza concert series. Returning for it’s second year, the free outdoor concert series will bring a variety of bands and artists to Patriot Place for performances on the plaza next to Gillette Stadium.

For the second year, Boston-based Self Proclaimed Rockstars will kick off the series when they take the Rock the Plaza stage on Saturday, May 1. Other early highlights in the series are 19-year-old “America’s Got Talent” contestant Mia Boostrom (May 2) and a special Mother’s Day performance by Santa Mamba (May 9). Returning acts from 2009 include The Lights Out (May 15), Midatlantic (June 27), Aloud (July 10), Girls Guns & Glory (July 17) and Sarah Blacker (July 17). Newcomers for 2010 include Lion Of Ido (May 16), T.A.S.T.E. (May 22), Mission Hill (June 27), Blizzard Of ’78 (July 11) and Highway Ghosts (July 18). More acts are will be added over the coming months and the full schedule to date is available below.

As part of the 2010 series, Patriot Place will host the First Annual High School Band Brawl, a head-to-head competition among the region’s best high school bands, on Sunday, June 6. At the daylong event, selected bands area high school bands will perform 15-minute sets of original music. A panel of judges will select the winner based on overall sound, stage presentation and fan support and reaction. The winning band will receive a donation to its high school’s music program, a chance to open for local favorites Keep Me Conscious and a guest spot on WBZ-TV’s Totally Patriots television program.

All bands seeking consideration for the Band Brawl must complete the submission process by May 21, 2010, and finalists will be selected and notified at the end of May. For more information on the High School Band Brawl, full eligibility requirements, and to complete the submission process, please visit www.TotallyPatriots.com.

2010 Patriot Place Rock The Plaza Series Schedule

Saturday, May 1(4:30 PM)
Self Proclaimed Rockstars
Sun In Flight

Sunday, May 2 (2:00 PM)
Jackson Wetherbee
Mia Boostrom

Saturday, May 8 (2:00 PM)
Evey’s Late Night Dinner

Sunday, May 9 (3:00 PM)
Santa Mamba

Saturday, May 15 (3:30 PM)
Rescue Aurora
The Lights Out

Sunday, May 16 (2:00 PM)
Lion Of Ido

Saturday, May 22 (2:00 PM)
T.A.S.T.E.
This Blue Heaven

Sunday, May 23 (2:00 PM)
Bone Dry System

Sunday, June 6
First Annual High School Band Brawl (11 AM to 5 PM)

Saturday, June 19 (2:00 PM)
Petrina Foley
The Energy

Sunday, June 20 (2:00 PM)
My Silent Bravery

Saturday, June 26 (2:00 PM)
Valet Parking
Life On Hold

Sunday, June 27 (4:00 PM)
Midatlantic
Mission Hill

Saturday, July 10 (4:30 PM)
Aloud
Oldjack

Sunday, July 11 (2:00 PM)
Blizzard of 78
Fighting the Influence

Saturday, July 17 (2:00 PM)
Sarah Blacker
Girls Guns & Glory

Sunday, July 18 (2:00 PM)
Highway Ghosts
SIRSY!

Saturday, July 31 (2:00 PM)
Brothers McMann

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