Get Ready for Tarrytown Music Hall’s Rock the Hall 2024!

Rock The Hall is designed to celebrate and elevate emerging musicians. Our judges, and prizes offer artists the opportunity to perform in front of a live audience and a first-rate panel of industry professionals. The premise is a good-natured, fun-filled evening of fantastic music, camaraderie, and community-building. Rock The Hall is also a fundraiser to support our local historic landmark theater.

The historic Tarrytown Music Hall is one of the busiest theaters in the New York Metro region, offering the best in music, theater, dance, conversation, and film, and is a cultural destination, attracting well over 100,000 people on an annual basis from all over the tri-state area. We feature world-class performers and musicians who appreciate The Music Hall for its intimate setting (843 seats), acoustics, and community enthusiasm. We are excited to bring new talent to The Music Hall Stage, through Rock The Hall, and look forward to hearing your music.

Rock The Hall Guidelines

  • The competition is open to bands of all musical genres
  • Bands at any stage of their musical pursuits may enter as long as they are currently not signed to a major label
  • Bands must be available to perform live on September 5, 2024
  • Bands must be eighteen (18) years of age or older to enter, or have the consent of a parent or guardian
  • Participating bands may not be an employee or related to any employee of Tarrytown Music Hall or any of our Sponsors
  • Registration materials and songs must be submitted by midnight on August 24, 2024
  • Semifinalists will be notified of their acceptance by August 30, 2024
  • Bands will perform no longer than a 15 minute set

How To Enter

  1. Fill out an Entry Form, including a $25.00 non-refundable entry fee.
  2. Include digital access to 3 songs, 2 of the 3 must be original material. Accepted formats include links to artist’s website, social media, and/or YouTube.

The 5th Annual, 2023 Rock The Hall Winner was…

Divining Rod

Divining Rod emerges from the pandemic with the release of an exciting new record. A residency on New York’s legendary Circle Line Cruises included playing long hours to rowdy audiences for two months. With Anthony TJ ‘Rocky’ Gallo (Cigarettes After Sex, John Legend), the well-seasoned band recorded and mixed 12 songs over a few days at Virtue and Vice Studios. Most of the tracks on Santa Monica & Other Golden Classics were recorded live over a few days. Songs that are melodic, playful, rowdy, and tender, swathed in reverb and played with heart. Originally, Divining Rod was the solo project of Hawaiian native Miyuki Furtado of the former TooPure recording artists, The Rogers Sisters. After recruiting guitarist Patrick Harmon, Furtado started playing shows handling guitar, vocals, and drums – utilizing his homemade suitcase drumset while Harmon added his unique guitar playing and harmonies to the mix. Second drummer John Malone and bassist Matt Svigals round out the band.

Learn more about the Rock the Hall 2023 Finalists