Hard Rock Cafe Hosting Local Bands Around The World
On a single day – Wednesday, June 1 – more than 425 local artists and music acts will perform at 107 Hard Rock Cafe and Hotel locations across the globe as part of the world’s largest, one-day music showcase.
Called Hard Rock Rising it’s a battle of the bands with select winners going onto perform a massive show in Ibiza.
This includes the Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, where L.A. bands The Bash Dogs, High Sunday and Brandon Wildish will perform beginning at 8 p.m. There is no cover charge.
That same day, bands will also be playing at Hard rock Cafes from Australia to New York and beyond.
The global grand prize winner and four regional finalists will take home a professionally-produced music video, a 1,000 count CD/DVD pack of their latest recording from Bison Disc and a Fender Instruments prize pack. Additionally, the grand prize winner will take home $50,000 and an all-expenses-paid trip to perform at Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza in September.
“This year marks the first time in the six year history of Hard Rock Rising that we are syncing all performances on one day, elevating the competition and creating an immersive, social experience for music fans worldwide,” said Jeff Nolan, Hard Rock International’s Music and Memorabilia Historian.
“On June 1, you can walk into a Hard Rock Cafe or Hotel anywhere in the world and enjoy live music from some of the most talented up-and-coming acts in more than 100 markets.”
More than 10,000 bands registered to compete in Hard Rock Rising via ReverbNation. They have been narrowed down through a combination of online fan voting and local Hard Rock Cafe or Hotel team nominations.
Hard Rock compiled a panel of artists and music industry veterans to judge the bands.
On June 1, one winner will be selected at each location by a panel of local judges. These winners will be evaluated by a panel of international artists and music industry professionals who will narrow the local winners down to four regional finalists and one global grand prize winner.
Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood is located in Hollywood & Highland.