Animation – A Tribute to Rush returns to MT Barrels in Schaumburg on Saturday night, November 25th. After a number of shows in Indiana and Wisconsin it is good to be back in our home state of Illinois playing for you the music we love best! So come on out to hear the best music from our favorite band, Rush.
For the first time Animation will be appearing at the Hobart Theater in Hobart, Indiana! While it still serves as a movie theater, they have done it up to have some awesome concerts on Friday nights! We are looking forward to playing at this venue for the first time. It will be a true concert type experience that you really can’t get at any club. Come on out for the fun and to hear music from our favorite band, Rush!
Thanks to EVERYONE who came out to all of our shows this past July! We had such a great time, we hope you did too! Since all of us will be traveling during the month of August, we won’t have any shows until September.
Our next show at the Hobart Theater on Friday, September 22nd will be one you do NOT want to miss! It will be a bonafide concert setting that will have cool lights and video to accompany our show. Make plans to be there! It’s not that far from Chicago, so all you Illinois people can easily make it! Advance tickets will be available soon!
Have a great rest of the summer. See you in September!
Animation is celebrating our 30th year in existence. 2017 is the year of our ‘A30’ Tour. Take a journey with us at one of our 2017 shows as we ride with the FLux Capacitor and explore the history of Rush’s 40+ years of music. So, we have a fun July coming up for 2017! Come on out and catch one or all of the following shows:
Cedar Lake Summerfest, July 1st. This is also the big fireworks night! A couple great shows all in one!.
Milwaukee Summerfest, July 6th. We return to the BMO Harris stage! And, opening for REO Speedwagon to boot!
The Wire, July 22nd. Our only Chicago area appearance. A great way to ride with the flux capacitor is to experience Rush music through song AND video. The Wire is an excellent venue to experience that! Advance tickets are currently on sale.
Go to our “Shows“ tab for links to more information on locations and showtimes.
Who in the heck is Joe Rocha?!?
I’ll tell ya! I’ve been a professional musician and music educator in the Chicagoland area for a number of years. I began my musical training on violin and piano, but expanded my abilities by singing and learning guitar, bass and drums during my high school years. Though I usually perform as a bass guitarist. I also perform as a guitarist and singer. I’ve taught and performed on all the above instruments (and other odds and ends) steadily for over 20 years.
As a musician / performer, I run my own live karaoke band (well over 1000 songs, all makes and models) and gig with several other bands of different genres, performing a wide variety of styles including but not limited to rock, jazz, latin, and praise music.
A few highlights of the bands I’ve performed with will include: The Dustin Parker Band, Voices, Alter Ego, Off The Leash, Posin’ (Poison tribute), BUMP (https://youtu.be/ZsO9L7llHSI), Joe Friday, Planet Groove (aka Ben and the Gentlemen) and my karaoke group Sing With The Band.
Now, ANIMATION a tribute to RUSH!
I also have a YouTube channel! Check it out!