Musicians Compete to Become Band of the Year 2012
Deadline for Band Entry Submissions is May 7, 2012
Semi-Final Venues Announced

BAND OF THE YEAR 2012 is positioned as the premier U.S. competitive event for bands of all genres, providing musicians the opportunity to promote their music, reach new fans, and be recognized by a select international panel of judges from across the entertainment industry. The victor will perform during the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™ race week in Austin, Texas this November.

COMPETITION DETAILS:
From an estimated 200 submissions, thirty-two bands will be selected to perform live in qualifying heats in Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio in late May/early June. On Saturday, June 16, 2012, the top six bands selected will then compete at Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater, in front of 2,700 fans, agents, producers and industry celebrities.

CALL FOR ENTRIES
Deadline for entries is Monday May 7, 5:00 PM CST

SEMI FINAL VENUES:
Dallas – May 24th
House of Blues
2200 North Lamar Street
Dallas, TX 75202
Austin – June 7th
Stubb’s
801 Red River
Austin, TX 78702
Guest Host: Nakia
San Antonio – June 2nd
Limelight
2718 N. St. Mary’s
San Antonio, TX 78212
Houston
To be announced

MORE INFORMATION:
Band of the Year 2012 was created in conjunction with Formula Expo™ to bring Americans together to share their love for music, motorsports and the upcoming Formula 1 United States Grand Prix.™ For more information vist http://www.bandoftheyear2012.com

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