Ten Maine bands will take part in Reindeer Records’ “Rockers for Scholars” tour to raise money for a scholarship to be awarded at this year’s 20th annual Rock Off.

The tour, which started Jan. 10 at Bath Skate Park, continues up north to The Edge in Augusta on Tuesday, Feb. 17. After a stop at The Alley in Jay on Tuesday, Feb. 20, the tour will end at Johnson Hall in Gardiner on Saturday, Feb. 21.

Young bands from central and southern Maine will participate. Each show will have a different lineup, and more stops on the tour are expected.

‘These local bands are really the heroes, giving their time and energy to help out with a worthy cause,” said Reindeer spokesman Kevin Partridge.

The 10 bands are: This Is Today from Lisbon; To Sleep Under Fire, Lisbon; Short of April, Lewiston; Pozer, Poland; That’s What She Said, Portland; Letter 6, Gardiner; Specter, Greene; Fedora Vista, Monmouth; Eating Alone, Jay; and Wimp Comb, Unity.

The scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior at the Rock-Off competition in May.

Upcoming tour stops are:

Feb. 17 at The Edge, 335 Water St., Augusta. Featured bands include: To Sleep Under Fire, Pozer, That’s What She Said, Specter and and Fedora Vista.

Feb. 20 at The Alley, 26 Elm St., Jay. Featured bands: To Sleep Under Fire, Short of April, That’s What She Said, Pozer and Eating Alone.

Feb. 21 at Johnson Hall, downtown Gardiner. Featured bands: To Sleep Under Fire, Pozer, That’s What She Said, Wimp Comb and Eating Alone.

All ages welcome at each of these concerts.

Admission is $8 at the door, or $6 with a promotional mini-flier available from any participating band or Reindeer Records.

For more information, people can call 878-4554 or e-mail [email protected]

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