“The Citrus Festival's Battle of the Bands attracted musical groups from across the state, including a talented trio of kids from West Palm Beach.”
“SIDEKICKS WOW THE CROWD AT STARZ OF THE FUTURE (SFL Fair 2012) ...The Sidekicks, a three-piece band from Royal Palm Beach, performed on the Sun-Sentinel Stage at the Starz of the Future showcase Jan. 21 at the South Florida Fair....”
"FRESH OFF SFL FAIR PERFORMANCE, SIDEKICKS TO ROCK CONNOLLY'S" ...The Sidekicks band, made up of Ryan Medina, Cory Ricardy and Melanie Medina, has quickly been making a name for itself in the western communities. Recently they helped the South Florida Fair celebrate 100 years with a concert on Jan. 21 as part of the Stars of Tomorrow event.
"ROYAL PALM YOUTH WOWED THEM AT SFL FAIR STARZ OF THE FUTURE CONTEST" ..."I always wanted to play music," Ryan said. "When my uncle gave me a guitar, it opened the door to me." And, he doesn't have to play alone. His sister, Melanie, 15, got an acoustic guitar from her uncle and the two hope to start a band together.
"STARZ OF THE FUTURE" shine in South Florida Fair competition Guitarist Ryan Medina with his mother Maria Medina. (See Page 5)