Tri-State Rocks (TSR) brought IN’s vision to the CT, NY and NJ area. Held in December 2017, at the famous Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY, the benefit performance raised and donated over $55,000 to local youth-oriented charities and outreach programs. Beloved Z107 DJ Maxwell and esteemed judges Kara DioGuardi, Leslie Stifelman (musical director of Broadway hit Chicago), and Pete Ganbarg (President of A&R of Atlantic records) presided over the evening. Fifteen finalists wowed the audience, which included youth groups from lower-income areas whose travel and tickets were underwritten by generous donors. Since the competition, finalists have continued to give back by working with Inspired Nation on volunteer opportunities. Notable press from the event includes: Fox NY Channel 5, Journal News, and iHeart Radio ads reaching millions of residents in the trip state area.
Winner: Lilou Bouhier
Runners-up: Meghan Kerrick, Katelyn Steel, and Steven Thomas
Finalists: Alyssa Lynn Catalanotto, Luis Chavez, Isabella DeNapoli, Despina Drougas, Robbie Filosa,
Amaya Harrism, Griffin McIntyre, Alicia McMillan, Jayce Schwartz, Jared Seda, Jake Wild