MURRIETA – The Oak Grove Center will ring in the New Year with the 10th annual Rock the Oaks live music festival benefiting the arts and autism programs. Rock the Oaks has evolved over the past decade expanding the audience as well as its connection to local and regional artists. The 10th annual Rock the Oaks will include a handful of new artists performing for the first time and bring back fan favorites from the past decade. Rock the Oaks kicks off its first show 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, at The Bridge Church in Murrieta and continues through the weekend with a matinee show 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, leading into their final show 7 p.m. Saturday.
Rock the Oaks showcases artists of all kinds, from pop, rock and country singers to gospel, blues and Broadway performances. Each show has a unique line up, including all different genres. The Saturday matinee showgoers are in for some fun as there will be a live sing-off between three groups to compete for the “Golden Mic Award,” and the audience will cast their vote for the winner.
Tammy Wilson, Oak Grove CEO, is excited to see artists from the past return this year to celebrate the 10th year milestone, she said.
“This will be a year of great talent as well as celebration for all that has been accomplished through the arts over the past decade,” Wilson said. “With The Bridge Church’s theater and the wonderful production elements, they have made this show engaging for everyone. As our primary fundraiser for the arts and autism programs at Oak Grove, we are able to provide our kids with much needed artistic outlets such as visual and performing arts, dance, drama, music and more – that we would otherwise not be able to offer. The arts are very important to their growth and healing.”
Oak Grove Center is a full-time treatment center for at-risk and special needs youth. Funds from Rock the Oaks allow Oak Grove Center to implement life-changing art, music, dance and performing arts enrichment activities for all at-risk and special needs children and youth.
Tickets are available for purchase on www.OakGroveCenter.org. Group discounts and two-day festival tickets are available as well.