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With the dawning of a new year in the local music scene, two upcoming music contests promise to give one lucky band or musician some momentum in the months to come.
The first is the “$3,000 Scruffy City Band Eat Band Competition,” sponsored by WFIV-FM i105, Blank Newspaper, Rock Snob Recording and Preservation Pub. The grand prize: $3,000 cash, one week in Rock Snob Recording Studios and a one-hour on-air interview with i105 — plus a show on the Market Square stage when the fine folks at P-Pub gear up for their outdoor concert series later on this year.
To enter: send an email to email@example.com; in the subject line, write “$3,000 Band Eat Band Competition.” Include the following information: Band name, contact information, city, number of band members, a three-word description of your music and links to songs and/or videos. It’s open to bands and musicians of all styles.
Criteria to win: “Bring a big audience to see you play, wow the audience with your songs and showmanship, be original and be cool,” according to the Facebook event page.
The competition begins on the second Tuesday in January and will continue every Tuesday night through May. Semi-finals will be held in June (with $100 and $200 prizes awarded), and the finals will take place July 27. All shows will take place at Preservation Pub, 28 Market Square, downtown Knoxville.
Also getting under way this month: the “Hard Rock Rising” contest, sponsored by Hard Rock Cafe Gatlinburg. The grand prize is a world tour of Hard Rock locations around the planet, and most of the competition takes place online.
Requirements: A ReverbNation band page with a minimum of 50 fans. All genres of music are welcome, but original songs are a requirement.
Getting started: “Like” the Hard Rock Cafe Gatlinburg official page on Facebook and stay up to date for updates. The registration begins Monday, Jan. 7, and is open until Jan. 21.
Get the word out: Start spreading the word! All voting will be conducted by “Liking” Hard Rock Gatlinburg’s Facebook page and voting via the Hard Rock Rising 2013 ReverbNation app. Voting begins on Jan. 28, so get the word out early and often. (Note: Even bands not in East Tennessee can register at the Hard Rock Café Gatlinburg; however, for the first round of voting, all votes (via member locations on Facebook) must be within a 100-mile radius of Gatlinburg.
The top 12 vote-getting acts will compete in a live competition at Hard Rock Gatlinburg Feb. 18-15, and the winner from each market will then go on to compete in an online voting competition to determine the top 25 bands. Those 25 will be reviwed by Hard Rock and industry officials to determine the grand prize winner, which will be announced May 6.
Every year about this time, Hard Rock Cafe — Gatlinburg gives area singer-songwriters an opportunity to shine. It’s called the “Cabin Fever Songwriting Contest,” and we just received this notice over the Internets regarding the 2010 competition:
On January 7th, January 21st, February 4th and 18th, Hard Rock Cafe Gatlinburg will give fans the chance to shake away those winter blues with its Cabin Fever Singer/Songwriter Series. During the events, the area’s premier singer/songwriters will compete for the chance to win a full-day recording session courtesy of Music Row Studios (located here in Maryville incidentally) and be featured live on WFIV’s “Home Grown” and WDVX’s “Writer’s Block” radio shows.
What: Hard Rock Cafe Gatlinburg Hosts Cabin Fever Singer/Songwriter Series
When: Thursday, January 21, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Start time for each is 7 p.m.
Where: Hard Rock Cafe Gatlinburg
Admission: $25 Entrance fee to compete, limited to 18 and older
Free admission for guests
All ages welcome to watch
For further information, please visit www.hardrock.com.