If you're in a middle or high school band and you believe you've "got what it takes", you need to go to www.ridgefieldbandjam.com. This is the Mac Daddy of any and all battle of the bands competitions.

I've had the privilege of being a part of an esteemed panel of judges for past BandJams which have included sax great, Mark Rivera, who's worked with Billy Joel, Hall & Oates, Ringo Starr and Peter Gabriel..... keyboardist, Mark Alexander, who's toured with Meatloaf and Joe Cocker along with the original bassist for Blue Oyster Cult, Joe Bouchard.

This year, the finals for BandJam 2014 take place at the Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, April 27th at 4pm. Due to the weather we've had, the deadline for entries has been extended to February 26th. Go to www.ridgefieldbandjam.com for details on how to enter. Honestly, the array of talent exhibited by these middle and high school kids is outrageous, which is why I keep coming back for more every year! Get your tickets now at www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org and listen for upcoming interviews and updates about Bandjam 2014 right here on The Home Of Rock N' Roll, I-95!!