Get ready for an interactive rock and roll experience as Rock U comes to this year's Central Washington State Fair!

The exhibit will feature interactive stations covering the different origins of this great music genre. Attendees will be greeted by our record mobile and album towers on their way to the "media tower." This infused art sculputre of memorabilia, TV monitors, speakers and rock instruments starts their journey. The design focuses on three distinct ways we've experienced Rock 'n' Roll through the years. First, Changing Tunes will display photo opportunity highlights of the early days of the musical genres, allowing attendees to take unique photos in a musical backdrop. Second, The Concert Experience, an interactive multimedia display celebrating the live performance aspects of Rock 'n' Roll, incorporates an extensive collection of Rock posters, unique vintage wardrobe and a listening station focusing on live performances of the world's favorite bands. This area will also examine how we've listened to the music over the years from the large living room console radio from the 1950's players all the way to current music player technologies such as the iPod and mp3 players. The third area, The Playing Experience, allows the audience to wander through and experience different interactive stations that will allow them to play and explore the basic instruments in any rock band.

Stage Nine is the creative force behind "It's a Candy Nation" and "Get Animated." Both exhibits were featured at our Fair in 2009 and 2010.