The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival has announced details for the 2012 Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands powered by Imagen Records. Beginning Tuesday, June 19, unsigned bands can enter to win a chance to play live on the Ernie Ball Stage in their market this August and September. In addition, finalists will compete for the grand prize, which includes a coveted spot on the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival, the opportunity to record an EP with legendary producer Jay Baumgardner at NRG Recording Studios in Hollywood, CA, $10,000 worth of music gear and other prizes.
You can be the next Mindset Evolution! No Shit! Last year no one had any idea who they were. Then they competed and won last year’s Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands powered by Imagen Records. Now they’re drinking all the Rockstar they can as the number one opening band on 2012′s premiere nu metal festival, the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival.
And the celebrity judges are no lightweights: They include Sirius XM’s Jose Mangin, Avenged Sevenfold guitarist Zacky Vengeance, music industry veteran Bill McGathy, and legendary producer/mixer Jay Baumgardner who will produce an EP for the winner.
To enter the Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands powered by Imagen Records, bands can register by completing a short informational profile and uploading at least one MP3 to the Battle Of The Bands website (www.RockstarUPROAR.com). Entrants should use the Band Promotional Toolkit provided in their profile after logging in to promote their entry on the web and drive fans to vote. Fans can also register at www.RockstarUPROAR.com/
The top 100 bands receiving the most fan votes in each tour market will be judged by a panel of industry professionals and UPROAR artists. This panel will choose the winner for each local U.S. tour market. Winners for each local market will be announced two weeks before that tour date. The winner in each city will perform in the opening slot on the Ernie Ball Stage at the 2012 Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival and will be automatically entered into the grand prize competition.
Each tour market’s winning band will be eligible to compete for the grand prize. One band will be chosen by the panel of judges to win the Grand Prize package from the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival, Ernie Ball Music Man and Imagen.
The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival begins in mid August and tours the US until the end of September:
Friday, 8/17 Kansas City, MO Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone
Sunday, 8/19 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Wednesday, 8/22 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Friday, 8/24 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Saturday, 8/25 Syracuse, NY TBA
Sunday, 8/26 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
Tuesday, 8/28 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Wednesday, 8/29 Buffalo, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Friday, 8/31 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion
Saturday, 9/1 Saratoga, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Sunday, 9/2 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Wednesday, 9/5 Simpsonville, SC Charter Amphitheatre at Heritage Park
Friday, 9/7 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Saturday, 9/8 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
Sunday, 9/9 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
Tuesday, 9/11 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
Wednesday, 9/12 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Thursday, 9/13 Tampa, FL 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre
Saturday, 9/15 Houston, TX Woodlands Pavilion
Sunday, 9/16 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
Tuesday, 9/18 Denver, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheater
Wednesday, 9/19 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
Friday, 9/21 Spokane, WA Greyhound Park and Events Center
Saturday, 9/22 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
Sunday, 9/23 Portland, OR Sleep Country Amphitheater
Tuesday, 9/25 Boise, ID Idaho Center Amphitheater
Saturday, 9/29 Phoenix, AZ Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion
Sunday, 9/30 Albuquerque, NM Hard Rock Casino Presents: The Pavilion