IS FULL, BUT WE ARE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR BACK UP BANDS. (Sign
up and we'll call if a spot opens up)
ROUND STARTS JUNE 3RD!
IS ROCK THE PLANK?
Rock The Plank is a multi-round battle of the bands competition with
over $6,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs. Shows take place
on Saturday nights at the Pirate's Den, home of great live music
on the West side of Cincinnati, from June through August of 2017.
MY BAND ENTER? WHO CAN ENTER?
We are taking submissions now! Musical acts of ALL genres are welcome
to enter. BOTH COVER BANDS AND ORIGINAL BANDS are welcome. There is NO
ENTRY FEE! There are NO restrictions on what you can or cannot say or
wear on stage. You must, however, be based reasonably close to the Greater
Cincinnati area to be selected. New this year - the shows are ages 18
and up for the audience instead of 21 and up! We are only taking
36 bands this year, so enter now HERE.
The 1st place overall band will win $3,500, 2nd place wins $1,000, and
3rd place wins $500. The top 3 bands also each get a paid gig at the Pirate's
Den! Plus, 1st place gets a full day of recording at Moonlight Studios
and gets to play at the 2017 Cincy Beerfest. Check out all the
Scoring is a 50/50 combination of fan voting and judging. Each paying
audience member gets a ballot at the door to vote for their top 3 bands
of the night. A 1st place vote is worth 3 points, a 2nd place vote is
worth 2, and a 3rd place vote is worth 1 point. Our panel of judges is
made up of key people from the Cincinnati music world, and will rate bands
on musical skill, originality/accuracy, stage presence, and total production.
For each show, half of the bands will be eliminated and half will advance
to the next round. So if 6 bands play, 3 will advance to the next round.
be posted on this website and on the Pirate's Den Facebook page by Noon
the day after each event. Rounds are separated by about 3 weeks, so that
you don't wear out your crowd and can build anticipation for the next
round's show. Click LIKE on Pirate's
Den's Facebook so you can keep up with the latest Battle of the Bands
THE BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATING?
Here are the key benefits the bands get out of participating:
-Playing in front of new people.
-Playing well-attended shows.
-Exposure of band name, increased online traffic, and show offers.
-Experience playing in an established venue.
-Experience of the repetition of setting up, tearing down, and sticking
to set lengths.
-Meeting and creating relationships with other area bands.
-Showcasing in front of judges and getting feedback.
-Earning future shows at our venue.
-The chance to win great prizes!