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2016 Rock for a Cause: Nov. 12, 2-9 p.m., Main Street, Sarasota

Rock for a Cause is a battle-of-the-bands competition where local musicians in Sarasota, Manatee and surrounding counties compete not only for a cash prize of $1,500, but also the chance to help local music education programs.

In 2016, proceeds will be used to send students of the Del Couch Music Education Foundation to the Berklee College of Music Summer Programs.

You can participate as a band, sponsor, vendor or spectator!

To learn about sponsor and vendor opportunities, call us at 941.256.7983 or email

Platinum Sponsor – $2,500

Gold Sponsor – $1,500

Silver Sponsor – $1000

Bronze Sponsor – $500

Vending Sponsor – $250

Donation/Raffle Sponsor

Event Partners

Help Us Congratulate Our 2015 Rock for a Cause Winner!

Paige Merriman


Paige is a 15-year-old singer-songwriter and musician from Bradenton, Fla., by way of Rochester, NY. She began playing piano at the age of 4 and began singing as soon as she could talk. She draws from a diverse musical background with influences including Paramore, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars to mention a few. Her blend of singer-songwriter along with her talent on the piano, give her an original, honest and progressive sound that mirrors her ability to connect with a variety of audiences. In the summer of 2015, Paige was featured in LWRLife Magazine as a “Rising Star” and also released a cover EP “Cover Me.” The EP shows a wide range of her talent. Paige is an alumnus of the Del Couch Music Education Foundation, an organization aimed at helping young artists looking for a head start in their musical careers. The Foundation, run by Mr. Del Couch, is best known for former American Idol contestant Sam Woolf, who is also an alumnus and has worked and performed with Paige in several events. Through the Foundation, Paige has also had the opportunity to meet with rock guitarist Rick Derringer, and also open for national acts such as the Doobie Brothers, War, Thompson Square and Jefferson Starship. Paige has begun working on her first original debut album. 

For more information about Paige Merriman visit her  Website.

School to Receive Donation
Lakewood Ranch High School 

Why This School?
I attend here.

School Contact Information
5500 Lakewood Ranch Blvd – Bradenton, FL 34211

School Contact Person
Mr. Craig Little x 2001

Song Submission One: Crazy In Love

Song Submission Two: Chains