School of Rock students perform at Summerfest in Milwaukee

Alex Turner, a student from the School of Rock in Carmel, performs on stage at Summerfest. (Submitted photo)

Alex Turner, a student from the School of Rock in Carmel, performs on stage at Summerfest. (Submitted photo)

The students at Carmel’s School of Rock recently received a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity when they hit the road and performed at Summerfest, an event in Milwaukee recognized as on of the world’s largest music festivals.

This marks the third year that students from the Carmel school were able to perform on the stage as world famous acts, which this year included Sublime, Third Eye Blind, The Flaming Lips and Walk the Moon. The festival was from June 24 to 28 and June 30 to July 5 and featured names such as The Rolling Stones, Kendrick Lamar and Stevie Wonder.

Three bands, made of 28 students from Carmel, Westfield, Noblesville and Indianapolis, performed on Saturday and Sunday along with over 500 students from 34 Schools of Rock locations from around the U.S. and Australia.

“We are extremely proud and excited here at School of Rock Carmel that so many of our students have challenged themselves with the opportunity to play at the biggest music festival in the world,” said Steve McFarland, Owner of School of Rock Carmel. “The stage is the greatest teacher of all, and our students are constantly rising to new heights through their hard work and real performances in a variety of rock venues from nightclubs to Summerfest stages.”

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