Rocket Sixteen is ready to rock Rutland County Museum

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SCORES of youngsters are set to enjoy a night of live music and entertainment at Rutland County Museum.

Rocket Sixteen is back and young bands and audiences alike are due to turnout for all the fun and games which take place at the venue in Catmose Street, Oakham, on Friday, June 1.

While live music remains the focus of the event, youngsters will also get the chance to play video game Just Dance 2 on a Wii on the museum’s big screen and have their photo taken in a Mexican themed photo booth.

The night will also feature the regular ‘mocktail’ bar, selling non-alcoholic cocktails, and a pick and mix sweet stand.

The event was set up by musician Paul McClure to give local teenagers a new place to show off their talents and get noticed in a safe environment without being under the watchful eye of their parents.

Paul said: “We’ve still got a focus on the music, but we’re trying to keep it fresh by mixing it up a bit.

“We’ve got the Wii on the big screen which I think is a great idea and can’t wait to see and they can have their photo taken in the Mexican photo booth, which can be e-mailed to them for £1.

“And of course, we have some great young performers playing so there should be something for everyone.

“It will be a great night to come out and socialise, and have a laugh with friends.”

Three acts from Oakham will be performing on the night. They include headline act singer-songwriter Henry Jones, and acoustic band Oh What’s Occurring.

Paul has also introduced a feature called Spot Light On, which gives youngsters who have never played a live gig before the opportunity to perform in front of an audience.

Paul is looking for more bands to sign up and play at the event. To book a place e-mail rocketsixteen@hotmail.co.uk

The event starts at 6pm. Tickets are £5.

It is the third time the event has been held at the museum and the last time before a summer break.

For more information about Rocket Sixteen, visit www.rutland.gov.uk/live@themuseum or pick up a live@themuseum events guide.

For tickets, call the Rutland County Museum’s box office on 01572 720922.