Rock the District: April 12-23
Carefree Sundial
East Sundial Circle
Carefree, AZ 85377

This Year’s Rock the District Will Rock Your World!

Celebrity headliners. Alumni who made it big. And 30 student bands and solo performers who’ll have you saying, “I knew them when.” Proceeds benefit the Cave Creek Unified Education Foundation which, since its inception, has raised more than $200,000.

Choose Your Way To Rock

  • Sanderson Lincoln Black Label Lounge – a swanky place to relax with an adult beverage while enjoying the show
  • VIP Tables – where you can see the performers up close
  • General Admission Tickets – allowing guests to rock the night away with the crowd
  • Silent Auction – where bidding begins now online, and continues at the live event
  • Online Tipping with a “Split the Tip” feature, providing half to the student performer and half to the school district

HEADLINERS: World-class acts, right in your backyard.

Chad Freeman & Redline

Chad Freeman & Redline

Founded in 2009, CFR quickly went from local to regional as they became regulars in Las Vegas on the strip and played at PBR and NFR. They’ve hit the stage for NASCAR, Super Bowl, CMA Fest, and countless other festivals and events. Eventually Chad began touring worldwide, and Redline is now celebrating their 10-year anniversary with the lineup as strong as ever.

Ryan Sims

Ryan Sims

Ryan’s incredible self-taught musicianship is evident in his performance both as a solo artist and with the energetic Ryan Sims Band. Since he started the popular Arizona band, EastonAshe, Ryan’s stylistic evolution has landed him smack dab into the arms of country music. Although country is his home, his shows include all types of music, enriched by Ryan’s award-winning vocals and warm performance style.

Cali Rodi

Cali Rodi

Cali’s distinctive voice and immense talent recently caught the attention of Keith Urban, who signed her to his publishing venture with Kobalt, BOOM. She splits her time between Los Angeles and Nashville, working on her debut project with her favorite collaborators. Cali is a musical ambassador for the TJ Martell Foundation and frequently performs for the PGA Tour’s military outreach initiative, Birdies for the Brave.

ALUMNI PERFORMERS: they made it big and they’re back!

Chance McLaughlin

This singer/songwriter from Cave Creek has played in RTD every year since middle school. Now a national artist, Chance has performed in Nashville, Mexico, California and Arizona. His band, Homestretch, has an EP out and is well known around the Scottsdale/Cave Creek area. Chance plans move to Nashville in a year to further pursue songwriting.


A look to the future of country music with a nod to the past, Homestretch is AZ’s up and coming Retro Country Rock band. Excellent musicianship, classic covers, and cutting-edge originals placed them third in Alice Cooper’s Proof is in the Pudding competition in 2018. Chance, Zippy, Jake, and Spencer are primed to make your night amazing!

SIDZN (Sydney Collins)

This indie electronic pop artist writes and co-produces on all of her own tracks. She grew up in Arizona and now resides in L.A. Her vocals have been compared to Tove-Lo, BANKS, and Billie Eillish—or is it the other way around? From her open heart come honest, inspiring messages about self-love, acceptance, and mental health awareness.

Promise to Myself

This alternative pop rock band from Phoenix released their first five-song EP, “One for the Runaways” last year. PTM has played on Van’s Warped Tour, AZTV, AZ 93.3, the world-famous Whisky a Go Go on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip, and opened for national touring acts, always bringing a fun, creative energy to the stage.

Divided Minds

Since opening in 2017 for BØRNS before a crowd of over 1,500, Divided Minds has been creating quite the stir. After “Mood Swings” they continue to evolve musically and performance-wise. Working with Producer Jon Lundin of Point North, they’ve refocused their style to bring a fresh new sound to the world. Divided Minds fans are eager to hear what this powerful pop trio will release next.

Melissa Nelson

In 2009, Melissa conceived and planted the seeds for a benefit concert in Cave Creek, and with the tireless help of Kristin Nelson, Rock the District was born. Melissa now lives in New York City working as a performing and visual artist. Recently playing the title role in Hamlet at the Access Theater and as Zita in Comedy Central’s “The Other Two,” Melissa is gaining both stage and screen experience. She is currently collaborating with Phrenes, a democratic theatre cooperative, to stage and produce their first season.

Pink Feet

Also known as Nelson, Pink Feet is a dream-pop musician who debuted under the name last spring. The unique, comforting sounds of the harp and other strings and velvet fog vocals can be heard on the EP, Some Things Piscean. Pink Feet now resides in the San Francisco Bay painting abstract landscapes, practicing the theremin (an electronic musical instrument controlled without physical contact) and working on the next album scheduled to be released later this year.

STUDENT PERFORMERS: see the future of rock today!

Friday, April 12

  • Baesix
  • Cristina Jo
  • Eden Cislo
  • Elle Sloan
  • Garrett Westfall
  • Meadowlark
  • Rachel Westfall
  • Ripcord
  • The Joeys
  • Trinity Ananyeva

Saturday, April 13

  • Ashley Walker
  • Carissa Canto
  • Deceive Your Mind
  • Frostbyte
  • Nina Carrozza
  • Tia Penny
  • Vytriol



Fresh Korean BBQ with gogi marinade, superior Angus beef, tacos, smothered fries, rice bowls & more.

Munch Box

Gourmet Grilled Cheese done right. Ooey gooey grilled cheese sandwiches with a grownup twist.

Firehouse Kettle Corn

A woman-owned, firefighter-run business located in Chandler. Proceeds benefit local and national firefighter charities.

Kona Ice

Their premium shaved ice and tropical flavors will sweep you away to an island in the middle of the ocean.