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  Monica Lopez                          
October 11, 2016

3rd Annual Rock 4 PEF Music Festival,
supporting music in Pasadena Unified schools,
to be held Saturday, November 5

PASADENA, CA - The Pasadena Educational Foundation(PEF) is hosting the 3rd Annual Rock 4 PEF Music Festival and Battle of the Bands, supporting music programs in  Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) schools on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at the beautiful Levitt Pavilion in Pasadena's Memorial Park. Gates open at 4PM. Show starts at 5PM.

This year, the Rock 4 PEF Music Festival will be a one-day, free, rocking' evening of music, food trucks, booths, special guests, and more surprises. Highlighted at the festival is Battle of the Bands that connects local teen musicians with music industry professionals and performers. Bring your blankets and chairs, and come hungry. MiddleFeast, Pudding Truck, and The Lobos food trucks will be serving up their signature dishes, and Corner Bakery will be on hand with some special treats.
Battle of the Bands features 55 teen musicians in 12 unique bands. The top five finalists will be chosen by a combination of a community-wide online voting campaign and a special panel of online judges comprised of music industry professionals.
The community is invited to help choose the finalists in the competition by voting online at:
Voting is open to everyone and concludes on Friday, October 21.    
All 12 bands will perform at Rock 4 PEF, but only the top five will compete before the special panel of judges to win the grand prize. The winner and two runners-up will be the featured acts at Pasadena's premier all-ages club, No Future Café. The winner will also receive a professional photo shoot and band picture from The Unexpected Portrait.
Rock 4 PEF is sponsored by Scholarshare, Toyota of Pasadena, Parsons, Berkshire Hathaway Realtor Kelly Bradley, The Unexpected Portrait, Con Cariño Inc., School of Rock, Los Angeles College of Music, and Blaze Pizza.

A full list of this year's Rock 4 PEF Battle of the Bands contestants including photos and bios is located here:

Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) is a nonprofit organization that advocates for public education, engages the community, and develops resources to support excellent education for every Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) student.
Whether it be through the arts, music, health centers, gardens, or STEM programs they support, PEF is dedicated to creating a better future for the public school students of Altadena, Pasadena, and Sierra Madre.

Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD)
serves pre-K to 12th grade students in a 76-square mile area that includes the communities of Altadena, Pasadena, Sierra Madre and unincorporated parts of Los Angeles County. Pasadena Unified School District provides a caring, engaging and challenging educational experience for over 17,000 students every day.