ROCHESTER, MN -- Throughout the month of March, ROCKchester will be highlighting the talents of local youth musicians with the 'In Their Element' video series.
The series will capture four local groups playing small, intimate acoustic sets in places that define them as artists and Rochesterites. These places capture the essence of all corners and cultures in Rochester, from the soft undertones of Cafe Steam to the fluorescent glow of a Graham Arena hockey rink.
Videos will release every Friday through the month of March, beginning with indie-punk artist and Century High School junior Wyatt Moran.
Sam Butterfass, an alt-Americana musician and 2015 Mayo graduate, will follow Moran, with indie electronica outfit Fauna & Flora, and indie-folk artist Greentop finishing the series.
ROCKchester founder and curator Dylan Hilliker is excited about the direction of the series.
“Music often influences the connections we make, both with people and with places,” Hilliker said. “The ‘In Their Element’ series puts ROCKchester artists into settings they are most familiar or most associated with for personal, intimate performances.”
Cinematography and audio recording for the series was handled exclusively by local artists. Kevin Andrews, Emily Nelson, Jack Hilliker, and Will Forsman combined to produce all video content, while Mitchell Nelson recorded, mixed and mastered all audio.
The sessions will be released in their entirety on ROCKchester’s official website, rockchesterfestival.com.