School of Rock, an after school music program for kids ages seven through 17, will open its newest New Jersey branch in Clark, NJ at 1173 Raritan Road on Saturday, 8/29. To commemorate the event, Clark Mayor Sal Bonaccorso will smash a guitar in the School’s parking lot at noon.

“We’re thrilled that Mayor Bonaccorso will be a part of our grand opening,” says School of Rock Clark owner Matt Ross. “It’s a great way to let the community know that Clark’s leaders are behind us and they’re supporting arts education in their town.”

School of Rock offers a unique performance-based approach to music education that combines private lessons with the organization of its students into bands. These bands present themed shows featuring tributes to the greatest songs and artists of rock n’ roll. Students from the Clark school will perform their shows at rock clubs and venues throughout Union County, as well as in New York City. The School’s first show is planned for January ‘16 at Crossroads in Garwood, and will feature a performance of Pink Floyd’s seminal 1979 album “The Wall”.

Mayor Bonaccorso’s guitar smashing at the grand opening of School of Rock Clark will take place at noon on Saturday, 8/29 in the parking lot of the School’s location at 1173 Raritan Road in Clark. The event will also feature raffles, door prizes, school tours, and performances by teen bands from other School of Rock locations in New Jersey. Along with the Mayor’s participation, the grand opening of School of Rock Clark will also be attended by members of Clark’s city council and other town dignitaries.