Hard Rock Cafe to host Battle of the Bands finals tonight

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After weeks of preliminary rounds, the Hard Rock Cafe Boston will crown the city’s Ambassadors of Rock Battle of the Bands champion tonight with the winner earning the right to move forward in nationwide competition that will give on lucky band the opportunity perform at the Hard Rock Calling Festival in London. Performing at tonight’s will be the Tom Harrison Band, Kingston 530, Ten Year Vamp, Jaxon Boom, Keep Me Conscious and The Blue Pages.

The six bands will perform a 20-minute set before a panel of judges with the winner getting another 20-minute encore set to close out the night. Tickets for the 18+ show will be able at the door for $5 with all proceeds benefiting the Music Drives Us Foundation. The complete lineup of bands with estimated set times is available below.

Attendees are also welcome to participate in the “Plug In And win” competition, which will give one luck fan the chance to win an all expense paid trip to watch the Hard Rock Calling Festival in London this summer.

The Ambassadors of Rock Battle of the Band is part of nationwide competition with a three-round format. One winner from each participating city will be evaluated by a panel of artists and music industry professionals, who will choose the finalists. Leading the distinguished panel will be Head Judge Little Steven Van Zandt of the legendary E Street Band. The panel will also include Doug Brod, editor of SPIN Magazine; Toby Leighton-Pope, Vice President of Promotions, Live Nation UK; and 2009 Ambassadors of Rock Battle of the Bands winner Rudy Vaughn of The Rudy Vaughn Band.

The final stage of the competition will then be turned over to the fans, who will be able to vote for a favorite on www.hardrock.com between May 25 and June 6. The top vote getter will then perform at Hard Rock Calling, a three-day concert festival in London’s Hyde Park taking place from June 25 to 27, will be headlined by rock legends Paul McCartney and Pearl Jam, and will also feature performances by Wolfmother, Ben Harper & Relentless 7, The Hives, The Gaslight Anthem and many more.

The 2010 Ambassadors of Rock Battle of the Band Finals

8:30:  Tom Harrison Band
9:05:  Kingston 530
9:40:  Ten Year Vamp
10:15: Jaxon Boom
10:50: Keep Me Conscious
11:25: The Blue Pages
12:00: Winner plays an encore set

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  1. Kingston 530 won the Boston finals, then was voted through by the music professionals to the final 10 nationwide vote….ended up 2nd/ 3rd in the final tally….almost made it to London. It was a good run.

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