Local rock band The Scoundrels took top honors, along with a $250 cash prize, at the recent Hard Rock Rising competition held at Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas at Hard Rock Hotel.
Winners from each of the participating cities will be evaluated by an expert panel of international artists and music industry professionals, who will narrow the local winners down to four regional finalists and one global grand prize winner.
Hard Rock compiled a panel of artists and music industry veterans to judge this year’s competition. Together, the panel of talented and diverse judges will vote to determine who has what it takes to take home top honors.
The judging panel includes:
- Portugal. The Man
- A Day To Remember
- Jack Barakat of All Time Low
- Set It Off
- Andrew McMahon and the Wilderness
- Frightened Rabbit
- Tokyo Police Club
- You Me At Six
- Alex “Clemente” Castillo
- Shen Lihui – General Manager of Modernsky Entertainment CO, LTD /
Founder of Strawberry Music Festival
Hard Rock Rising, in partnership with ReverbNation, saw 10,000 up-and-coming musicians register to compete for a chance to become the Hard Rock Rising champion. The global grand prize winner and four regional finalists will take home a professionally-produced music video, a 1,000 count CD/DVD pack of their latest recording from Bison Disc and a Fender Instruments prize pack. Additionally, the grand prize winner will take home $50,000 USD and an all-expenses-paid trip to perform at Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza in September.