A+ Dropouts is a pop rock band based in Huntington Beach, California.

Cheska Zaide fronts the high-energy group and she is clearly making the grade in the hard to crack music scene.

A+ Dropouts has played hundreds of shows both in the United States and internationally. They already have a successful Asian tour under their belt, touring the Philippines with Forever the Sickest Kids, The Ready Set, The Summer Set, and A Rocket to the Moon. Stateside, A+ Dropouts has played on the Warped Tour and Summerfest. They have shared the stage with Yellowcard, Switchfoot, Public Enemy, Sister Hazel, Allstar Weekend, Mayday Parade, WATIC, P.O.D., Brian “Head” Welch from Korn and many more.

The band has garnered over 2 million YouTube views and a devoted fan base.

A+ music and videos have been featured on MTV.com, VH1, Much Music Canada Juicebox, Music Choice, Fuse TV on demand, MYX Philippines, and DC 101 (Clear Channel). Other media coverage includes J-14, Kidz Bop, Fanlala, The Washington Post, and numerous regional newspapers.


We were picked to be one of the top 25 artists in the Macy's iHeartRadio Rising Stars Contest! So stoked! The winner performs at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Vegas this year.

Please help us win by voting for us at bit.ly/voteaplus and spread the word, but be sure to include these tags #MacysRisingStar @aplusdropouts @macys @iheartradio.

And everytime you vote for us, YOU can enter into a contest in which the top prize is a trip to the iHeartRadio music festival in Las Vegas.

And on top of everything, we'll be looking for a crew to support us at the iHeartRadio Music Festival if we win. We'll be looking among our strongest voters and promoters for a small team to help with merch, tech, etc.

We've got music ready to take to the studio. You can help us get to the studio by donating to A+ Dropouts below.

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Several A+ Dropouts shows are scheduled! We'd love to see you there. Hurry and get your tickets before they sell out. You can buy them in our store now!