When we were starting out as a band, nothing ever made us feel like we were on the right track more than getting a chance to play a well attended show to a room full of people. We put this contest together to try and give 29 different bands that jolt of energy. A chance to play your songs and be your best in front of a room full of people.

The rules are pretty simple:

  • We are only accepting submissions from bands that are not signed and aren’t touring. We won’t disqualify any bands based on genre or even our opinions of them. If you are a local, unsigned band, you are welcome to be a part of the contest.

  • The contest is fan voting. This means that your fans or friends will come and vote and whoever gets the most votes will open the show in their city.

  • “Pay to play” has become a popular term to describe the practice of local bands having to either buy on to bigger shows or sell advance tickets to earn their spot. This isn’t that. You will be paid to play. You can set up merch. You can soundcheck.

  • That’s pretty much it. To submit your band fill out the form below and send us your music, social media, and info. You have until Friday, September 27 to submit. Voting will begin on Monday, Sep. 30 and run through Friday, October 25. Good luck!

For more info and show rules, click HERE.