Hard Rock Rising: Meet the Bands & Judges

Drum roll please… it’s officially show time! Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa will host its top four local bands for Hard Rock Rising, the world’s largest battle of the bands competition.

On May 24 at Hard Rock Cafe Tampa, selected bands will battle it out for a chance to win this year’s grand prize – a live performance during halftime at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.

A panel of Hard Rock industry professionals carefully chose the three local bands, while the local Tampa community voted online for a Wildcard winner. The bands participating in this year’s competition will include:

To determine a winner, Tampa music industry leaders will unite at Seminole Hard Rock Tampa to judge the competition, hosted by Seminole Hard Rock Tampa emcee Lauren Pickel. Meet the judges:

The Seminole Hard Rock Tampa winner will receive $1,000 and advance to the next round 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.

In partnership with ReverbNation, Hard Rock International will award the top four global acts with a Fender instruments prize pack and a 1,000 CD/DVD pack of the artist’s latest recording or video from Bison Disc. The grand prize recipient will perform during halftime at Hard Rock Stadium and will have the opportunity to create a professionally produced music video, which will be added to Hard Rock’s world-wide video system.

For additional details and the full rules and regulations on the Hard Rock Rising Battle of the Bands competition, please visit www.HardRockRising.com.