Hard Rock Rising

For the fifth straight year, Hard Rock International continues its commitment to aspiring musicians by holding a worldwide search for talented bands to showcase on its international stage. And for the first time ever, Hard Rock Hotel Orlando will be participating in this search.

Hard Rock Rising, the world’s most far-reaching battle of the bands competition gives local groups a shot at stardom with an all-expenses paid trip to Barcelona, Spain to compete for the chance to perform at the first-ever Hard Rock Rising Barcelona Music Festival this summer!

‘At Hard Rock, music is the heart and soul of everything we stand for, and we can’t wait to welcome new talent to our international stages through this year’s Hard Rock Rising program,’ said John Galloway, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Hard Rock International. ‘Since 2010, Hard Rock Rising has been a staple of our live music program, and attracts more than 15,000 bands annually. We look forward to supporting promising artists in hopes of exposing them to new fans and opportunities to enhance their music careers.’

Hard Rock has partnered with ReverbNation – the global leader in providing independent musicians tools to manage every aspect of their careers to host its annual Hard Rock Rising competition.

Jill's Cashbox

Jill’s Cashbox – Winner of the February 27 battle

The local Orlando finale will take place this Friday, May 1 at 7pm, and is between Jill’s Cashbox, the winner of the battle on February 27, and The Dealers, the winner of the battle on March 27.  Once the winner of the two is determined, they will become the “City Winner”, and a panel of international music industry professionals will then review all city winners to determine the regional winners. Each of the regional winners will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Barcelona, Spain to perform at Hard Rock Cafe Barcelona for the final live battle event. The overall winner will perform on the main-stage at the Hard Rock Rising Barcelona global music festival!

The Dealers

The Dealers – Winner of March 27 battle

Hard Rock Rising Barcelona will take place on Friday, July 24 and Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Barcelona, Spain in front of 60,000 fans, featuring a lineup of international talent performing against the backdrop of the beach at El Forum. This unique and cultural music event gives music lovers the opportunity to witness the first-ever Hard Rock Rising Barcelona global music festival and enjoy some of the hottest and most recognized names in music.

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