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LaFayette’s rock festival fundraiser set for March 31

A festival that showcases students’ talents and raises money for an annual scholarship is returning to LaFayette Central School District this year.

Founded in 2005, the LaFayette Rock Festival is set to take the LaFayette Junior/Senior High School stage 6 p.m. Friday, March 31. The event will feature performances by local musicians as well as other activities, including a “celebrity red carpet,” refreshments, raffles, concert shirt sales, and more.

This year’s festival lineup features a mix of talented “garage bands” from various school districts, including LaFayette, Liverpool, and Marcellus. This year’s theme is “The Year of the Drummer.”

The event, which is open to public, is designed to honor the memory of Matt Nastasi, a LaFayette graduate (‘03) and former musician who tragically lost his life nearly 13 years ago. Matt’s sister and LaFayette teacher Maria Nastasi, along with Matt’s former teacher and coach, Joseph Fox, developed the event to help keep Matthew’s love of music alive and support LaFayette students.

The suggested admission donation is $5 per person. All money raised by the event will support the Matt Nastasi Scholarship Fund, which is awarded each year to a graduating LaFayette CSD senior.

Individuals interested in receiving more information about supporting the scholarship fund may contact Joe Fox at

LaFayette Junior/Senior High School is located at 3122 Route 11.

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Jeremy Belfield

5955 Route 20 West
LaFayette, NY 13084
Phone: 315-677-9728
315-677-3372 FAX

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