With more than 10,000 bands entered worldwide, 418,000 votes submitted and 750 bands competing in live battles at 70+ Hard Rock Cafes around the world, the results are in and Hollywood’s own 13th Floor has made it to the final round of Hard Rock Rising – the world’s largest battle of the bands competition! After battling it out with several of the area’s top bands at Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood, Fl, 13th Floor is among the top winners from around the world and is one step closer to winning the chance of a lifetime – an all-expenses paid trip to Rome, Italy to perform at the first Hard Rock Live Rome music festival this summer! Second and third prize winners will each receive new music equipment and gear valued at $10,000.
Local fans can vote once more for their favorite competitor to move into the Top 25 and help the Hollywood band get one step closer to performing in Rome. During the final round, 13th Floor will compete against winners from 70+ other worldwide cities, via an online final fan voting phase to determine the Top 25 global bands. Fans can vote on the Hard Rock Café Hollywood, Fl Facebook page.
“We are very excited to be representing Hollywood, Florida and are looking forward to becoming part of the top 25 bands to hopefully pack our bags and play at the Hard Rock Live in Rome in July” states John Stampolis of 13th Floor.
13th Floor has already received a taste of the rock star lifestyle in Hollywood, Florida, and now has the chance to be judged alongside 24 other winners from across the globe. These local winners will be evaluated by a panel of celebrity judges and music industry professionals, including Steven Van Zandt, producer, songwriter, creator of the world’s most successful radio rock show “Little Steven’s Underground Garage,” founding member of the E Street Band and soon to be Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee; singer and hit songwriter Bonnie McKee, known for her hit single “American Girl” as well as hit songs for Katy Perry, Kesha, and Britney Spears; Scott Hutchison of acclaimed indie-band, Frightened Rabbit; Laura Taylor of Everybody’s Management, who currently works with Laura Marling and Mumford & Sons; Stone, guitarist of Taiwanese band Mayday and Hard Rock Records’ Artist Relations Executive James Buell, who will determine the grand prize winner and two runner-up bands.
Visit www.hardrock.com/HollywoodFL for additional details and ways to vote for 13th Floor for the final voting phase.