The Largest Battle of the Bands Competition: 2017 Hard Rock Rising Finals

Hard Rock Rising Finals

We are in the home stretch! Over 6,000 artists entered to be part of the largest Battle of the Bands competition around the world. Hard Rock divided the planet into four regions and each city narrowed down their entrants to four final bands. Those four bands will perform at the 2017 Hard Rock Rising Finals in their respective city!

Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park is hosting their Hard Rock Rising Finals on May 18 in Club Velvet. Four bands will compete for a chance to win this year’s grand prize – a live performance during halftime at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. Meet the finalists:

Konipshun Phit
Konipshun Phit hails from Cleveland, Ohio. The line up consists of Steve Watson on vocals, Mike Borsini on guitar/vocals, Jay Henderson on drums, Brad Glicken on guitars, and Joe Yopp on bass guitar.  READ MORE & LISTEN

Joshua Surgeon 
“Country with some balls.” That’s the way Joshua Surgeon describes the sound of his new album “Let the Bold Die Old.” READ MORE & LISTEN

Erin Stoll
“A small town country girl with big dreams” Erin Stoll is a grass roots country singer and Nashville Recording Artist from a small town in Ohio. Erin’s style is a combination of modern country with an uplifting, soulful twist.  READ MORE & LISTEN

Poro, meaning good friend in pidgin (Tok Pisin), is a musical project based outside of Cleveland, Ohio created by Mark Porostosky (Guitar, Banjo, Keys, Mandolin), present multi-instrumentalist in The Lighthouse and the Whaler. READ MORE & LISTEN 

All finalists will receive $1,000 USD, a Fender instruments prize pack, and a 1,000 CD/DVD pack of the artist’s latest recording or video from Bison Disc. Additionally, the grand prize winner 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 world-wide video system.

For additional details about the Hard Rock Rising Battle of the Bands competition, please visit Must be 21 years or older to attend.

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