Hard Rock is on the hunt for musicians on the rise to take the stage at the 2012 Hard Rock Calling music festival in London’s Hyde Park. Hard Rock Rising, the global battle of
the bands, will give one local band from this international competition the chance of a lifetime – to be on the bill with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band and additional headlining performers at one of the world’s most-anticipated concert events.
Beginning on Thursday, February 16th, 2012, the area’s greatest undiscovered bands, as chosen by Hard Rock Cafe Gatlinburg’s Facebook fans, will take the stage at Hard Rock Cafe Gatlinburg and battle it out live at multiple qualifying events. Bands performing include Centric, The Usual Blues, Divided We Stand, Tame the Hurricane, Demon Waffle, Travis Singleton, Indie Lagone, Blackroof Country, The Buddz, Shallowpoint, Amongst the Furies, 21st Century Goliath. Bands will be judged by a panel of local industry experts including Russell Fuquay, Tony Jovee, Octavious, Darrell Manis, Francis Graffeo, Tony Cox, Jim McGill and participating bands’ representatives. A final round featuring each of the preliminary winners will be held on Thursday, March 8th, 2012, with one winner being selected to move on.
Hard Rock Cafe Gatlinburg’s local winners will then be pitted against eighty-six other Hard Rock Cafe local winners from across the globe. These local winners will be narrowed down to the top ten bands worldwide via fan voting on participating Hard Rock Facebook pages. A panel of celebrity judges and music industry professionals will select the top three winners.
The first place winner will be flown to London for the ultimate rock star treatment, including a spot on the bill at Hard Rock Calling 2012. Second and third prize winners will receive $5,000 and $2,500, respectively, in ReverbNation PROMOTE IT credits, a revolutionary tool that creates targeted, highly effective Facebook advertising campaigns for musicians and venues promoting songs, Facebook pages and concerts. For full rules and a list of participating locations visit www.hardrock.com.
Hard Rock Cafe Gatlinburg Hosts Hard Rock Rising
Thursday, February 16th, 2012
7:00PM Event begins
Thursday, February 23rd, 2012
7:00PM Event begins
FINAL Live Performance Round
Thursday, March 8th, 2012
Hard Rock Cafe Gatlinburg
Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738
Visit www.hardrock.com/Gatlinburg for additional details.