ULTIMATE BANDS SERIES with Dropin Pickup, Lions After Dark, Airsickness + Stonegrey
Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM (EDT)
NOTHIN’ BUT A GOOD TIME!: THE RITZ YBOR TO CONCLUDE THEIR 4th ANNUAL ULTIMATE BANDS SERIES WITH A ROCK OF AGES THEMED FINALE
The RITZ Ybor will conclude their 4th Annual Ultimate Bands Series on Saturday, September 21, 2013 with a Rock of Ages themed Finale. The three winners from each weekly Semi-Final along with this year’s Judges’ Pick will all compete by performing 2 original songs and 1 cover song by an 80s Hair Band. This year’s competing bands are Dropin Pickup (Semi-Final Week 1 winner), Lions After Dark (Semi-Final Week 2 winner), Airsickness (Semi-Final Week 3 winner) and Stonegrey (Judges’ Pick). Audience applause will decide the winner of this year’s Ultimate Bands Series 2013.
At this year’s weekly Semi-Finals, fifteen bands competed against one another for a spot at the September 21st Finale where one band will win the Ultimate Grand Prize: paid gigs at Rock The Park and future The RITZ Ybor, Kage Kult Entertainment, No Clubs Productions, THX MGMT and Historic Holiday Spirit events, a rehearsal and live sound package courtesy of The Burb Rehearsal Studios, a design and digital distribution package courtesy of Symphonic Distribution, $500.00 cash, Radiant gas cards and much more. The Ultimate Grand Prize is valued at over $4,000.00.
An Ultimate Bands Series judging panel helped select the competing bands, and will offer commentary at the Finale. This year’s judges are of Jesse Kage from The Kage Kult show on 98 Rock and Kage Kult Entertainment, Anna Serena (Founder of Don’t Stop Music & Arts Festival and Event Coordinator for No Clubs Productions), Jerry “Lazy” Dufrain (talent buyer and owner of The Orpheum) and Jocelyn Brenner (Director of Marketing & Events for Hyde Park Village).
The Ultimate Bands Series Finale is open to all ages. Tickets are $5.00 (in advance) and $10.00 (at the door). Tickets can be purchased online and from any participating band. Doors to the event will open at 6pm, and the show will start at 7pm. Last year’s Ultimate Bands Series winner, Rising Down will also perform.
Sponsors of the 4th Annual Ultimate Bands Series include The Burb Rehearsal Studios, Symphonic Distribution, Kage Kult Entertainment, Backline Super Stars, Daddy Kool Records, No Clubs Productions, THX MGMT, Historic Holiday Spirit, Square One and James Geiger Photography.
Previous winning bands of The RITZ Ybor’s Ultimate Bands Series include bands Mighty Mongo (2010), The James-Lange Theory (2011) and Rising Down (2012).
For more information, please visit www.theritzybor.com/ultimatebands2013.html.