The search for the next rising star is on. Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA, invites emerging musicians in the market to take the stage for its annual Hard Rock Rising "Battle of the Bands." The competition offers one lucky winner a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform during halftime at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
From Thursday, March 2, until Thursday, March 30, Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA, in partnership with ReverbNation, will open online registration at www.HardRockRising.com for interested artists wishing to participate in the global battle. As part of the competition, finalists will receive $1,000, 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-prizewinner will perform during halftime at Hard Rock Stadium and get a chance to create a professionally produced music video, which will be added to Hard Rock's worldwide video system.
Hard Rock Rising is the most far-reaching battle of the bands competition. Artists and music acts at more than 125 Hard Rock Cafe, Hotel and Casino properties across the globe will sing their hearts out for a chance to be crowned champion. The top three acts and one wildcard "winner" in each market will perform at the local Hard Rock between Thursday, May 18, and Thursday, May 25, 2017.