I Love Rock and Roll: Part 1 is the nineteenth episode in Season 3 of School of Rock. It serves as the first part of the Season 3 finale, as well as the first part of the series finale of School of Rock. It premiered on April 1, 2018, to an audience of 0.45 million viewers.


When Dewey's old band gets to play his dream venue at the Austin Music Festival, he is forced to make a choice between his former life or School of Rock. The band accidentally let him go, by supporting his dream, and have thought to be broken up.


Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Minor Cast

Guest Cast

  • Amanda Grace Benitez as Beth
  • Alexander Neher as Sid

Special Guest Cast


  • This episode serves as the first part of the two parter season and series finale.
  • This episode is the lowest viewed episode of the whole series and season.
  • Jack Griffo, from The Thundermans, makes an appearance as Slade.
  • Lilimar, from Bella and the Bulldogs and Knight Squad, was said to make her second appearance as Erika; but didn’t for an unknown reason.
  • The title of the episode is a reference to the 1982 song ‘I Love Rock 'n' Roll‘ by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.
  • In this episode, it is revealed that Summer and Freddy went on a first date but they kept it a secret from everyone.
    • Freddy and Summer are officially a couple, as of this episode.
      • Beth and Sid in somewhat ways are similar to Freddy and Summer.
  • In this episode, Clark finally gets proof of School of Rock.
  • Taylor Swift’s song, “Shake it Off” is mentioned in this episode.
  • Dewey’s replacement in the band was revealed to be Slade.
    • It is shown Tomika may possibly have a crush on Slade.


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