2016 Rock for a Cause Bands Announced

SARASOTA, FLA. — S-One Holdings Corporation is excited to announce the Top 6 musical acts that will perform live during the 2016 Rock for a Cause battle of the bands 2-9 p.m. on Nov. 12 on Main Street, Sarasota.

The acts were chosen by online votes and official announced on Oct. 7. The six bands will each play a 15-minute set on Nov. 12, and spectators will vote on their favorite overall band. The winning act will receive $1,500 cash and will be the closing act of the night.

JUST ANNOUNCED: The overall winning band will also perform during the Sarasota Music Half Marathon in the Rock for a Cause Entertainment Zone. The Half Marathon takes place Feb. 5, 2017.

Here are the Top 6 acts that will compete for these great prizes:

Bl3nded, A trio playing covers from classic rock to pop with hopes to have originals soon! Band members: Daniela, vocals and guitar; Halle, vocals; Jainey; vocals

Trey Wanvig Band, led by a 14-year-old guitar player and singer who plays blues and rock. Band members: Trey, lead vocals and guitar; Pete, bass; Sammy, drums

David Smash Band, an up-and-coming group shaping the future of blues music in their own special way. Band members: David, guitar, piano, harmonica and vocals; Allan, saxophone; Joe, bass; Sammy, drums

South Trail Band,  a mix of Mississippi funk, cut loose rock, smooth soul, and sizzling blues, a night with STB will add a smile to your face. Band members: Norm, vocals and bass; Donna, vocals; Mike, rhythm and lead guitar; Glenn, drums; Jim, keyboard and harmonica

Rickey Tedesco, a 17-year-old singer who studies at the Music Compound through the Hank Aaron Scholarship Chasing Our Dreams. Band members: Rickey, vocals

The Tattered Saints, three-guitar harmonies, pulsing rhythm section and a raspy-voiced storyteller combine to deliver a pure and anthemic rock ‘n’ roll experience. Band members: Al, guitar and vocals; Mike, bass and vocals; Kit, guitar and vocals; Ryan, drums

“We’re so proud of all 20 bands that entered this year,” says Shauna Malgieri, chair of the Rock for a Cause executive committee. “We’ve wound up with a great mix of artists who will, no doubt, get Main Street rockin’ on Nov. 12!”

Sponsorship and vendor opportunities are still available. For information on the performing bands and to get involved in the 2016 Rock for a Cause, please visit