On May 24th, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa hosted its top four local bands for Hard Rock Rising, the world’s largest battle of the bands competition.
Hosted in the Hard Rock Cafe Tampa, selected bands battled it out to win this year’s grand prize – a live performance during halftime at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.
Three bands were selected by Hard Rock industry professionals to participate in the competition, alongside a fourth Wildcard winner voted online by the local Tampa community.
And the winner is… Stonegrey!
Huge shout out to the other three bands that rocked it!
- Actual Bank Robbers
- Jackmantra (Wildcard winner)
Also a big thank you to our three rockin’ judges!
- Orlando Davis – Programming Director for WiLD 94.1
- Ty Bailey – Programmer for iHeart Media
- Lisa Altman – D. Bailey Management
Stonegrey took home $1,000 and advanced to the next round of Hard Rock Rising to be judged by a panel of international music industry professionals. Those judges will then determine the three runners up and a grand prize winner.