Five Town Communities That Care will host rock-fueled handful of local youth bands Saturday evening, May 16, at the Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St. Doors open 6 p.m. and the music will go to 9:45 p.m.

The all-ages rock show will feature many a Trekkapalooza alum: Hafsol and Random Ideas were 2014 competitors, while Fading Dawn and Galactic Seagull were in this year’s battle of the bands. Grey Scale Project was in the MAMM Slam preliminaries and Fading Dawn, featuring most of the same personnel, is in the finals (see link below).

Tickets are $5 — five dollars for five bands — in advance, through the bands or by calling call Five Town Communities That Care, 236-9800. Admission at the door will be $7. For more information, email

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or