The guitars are tuned, the voices warmed up, the finalists selected, the songs rehearsed\u2013\u2013 it\u2019s time for the area\u2019s hottest musical competition to rock the stage at the Ridgefield Playhouse during BandJam 2018. \u00a0 Eight high-octane middle and high school bands will compete before a panel of celebrity judges Sunday, April 22, at 4 p.m. Judges include Doug Wimbish, the bassist for Living Color; Tony Award winner Debbie Gravitte; and i95fm\u2019s Ethan Carey. The bands include 2 Minute Minors (Ridgefield), Band2 (West Hartford), Skybandits (Stamford), The 7\u2019s (Orange), Abby & the Roadsters (South Salem, N.Y.), Gilbert (Katonah, N.Y.), Orbit (Weston), and Sound Beacon (Wingdale, N.Y.). The show is hosted by Christine O\u2019Leary and Jay Prince. For tickets ($20 adults, $15 students), visit the box office or go online to Ridgefieldplayhouse.org. All proceeds from the event will go directly to support the Playhouse. For complete details and rules, visit RidgefieldBandJam.com.