D’Addario – Bands and Acoustic Acts wanted for Showcase at Austin Music Fest

D’Addario & Swing House Studios are looking for the hottest bands and acoustic acts to enter for the chance to perform on one of two slots at the “Take Hollywood to Austin” sanctioned showcase during Austin’s top music festival! D’Addario and Swing House, in conjunction with Hello Music, The Roxy and The Knitting Factory, are offering bands and acoustic acts this opportunity exclusively through Hello Music.com. Both bands and acoustic acts are able to enter today, February 1 through February 15, 2011 at www.hellomusic.com; decisions will be made by February 20, 2011.

One alternative, indie, rock, hard rock and/or blues band and one acoustic act will land a performance slot at the Friday, March 18, 2011 sanctioned showcase. Prize packages for both to include $1000 in cash, 2 nights hotel, an endorsement deal from D’Addario, Evans, Planet Waves and Pro-Mark worth $5,000 in gear, gear from Blackstar and Aguliar amps, and a TourBus silent rehearsal unit from JamHub for the band and a GreenRoom silent rehearsal unit from JamHub for the acoustic act.

Artist relations teams from Swing House Studios, D’Addario, Hello Music, Evans, Planet Waves, Pro-Mark’s will determine the band and acoustic act to perform at Rusty Spurs, on the corner of 7th and Trinity, during Austin’s Major Music Festival.

Now in its fourth year, the D’Addario and Swing House sanctioned showcase has hosted music from legendary acts such as Echo & The Bunnymen and Tom Morello of Rage Against Machine to rising stars, Semi Precious Weapons, Crash Kings and Grace Potter & The Nocturnals. This year’s event includes headliners The Mother Truckers and The Dears.

In the event that the band or acoustic act cannot attend the event in Austin, Swing House Studios is offering one free song recording at its Hollywood, CA location to each selected band.

The place to submit entries is at www.hellomusic.com

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