ROCK TO THE TOP 2017
General Information

Rock to the Top is a local band competition open to all bands and all styles of music. To enter a band must simply send their band contact and web link to booking@stoneponyonline.com. All entrants will be notified of showcase selections. There is no fee to participate.

Bands will play on Sundays to be determined. Ten bands will be in each showcase, with the top three from each show moving on to the semifinal round. Three bands from each of the three semifinal rounds will then become finalists in the big showdown, the RTT Finals.

Best of luck to all bands! Sets will be 25 minutes with 15-minute changeovers. All bands will play with their own amps and drums. There is no house backline. The Stone Pony will provide a concert sound and light show with professional techs to work for all bands (you can not bring your own sound tech).

The competition will have a judging panel consisting of representatives of a sponsor, The Stone Pony, and local media. Bands will be scored from 1 to 10 in three categories: talent, stage presence, and audience response. The bands with the highest scores overall will advance. Winners will be announced at each showcase. Band members do not have to be present to qualify. All decisions of the judges will be final.

When a band is confirmed to showcase. There will be a random drawing for time slots. Bands will be notified one week before show. All selections for show dates and times are final.

Rock to the Top is an all-ages event. Bands will need to sell 25 advance tickets at $10 each to qualify. Bands will make $1 off each ticket they sell. Show tickets and monies will be settled on the night of each show. There is no pre-payment of advance tickets. An event advance and info package with show tickets will be sent to each band selected to showcase. The Stone Pony reserves the right to all event showcase selections. All decisions will be final.

HERE ARE THE PRIZE PACKAGES BANDS WILL BE BATTLING FOR:

1ST PLACE:

$2,500 CASH
$1,000 IN PROMOTIONAL SERVICES FROM BANDS ON A BUDGET, ASBURY PARK
1 5'x3' Full Color Vinyl Banner
1,000 Static IndieCards
250 11x17 Full Color Tour Posters
500 4x6, 2 sided Full Color Postcards
500 Stickers on a Roll with 1 color imprint (2x4, 3x4, 3", 4" or 3x5)
50 Standard Gildan Black T-shirts with 1 color, 1 location imprint
MULTI-TRACK LIVE RECORDING OF FINALS SHOW (WITH BASIC 3-SONG MIX)
HEADLINE SHOW AT STONE PONY
OPEN FOR MAJOR NATIONAL SHOW AT STONE PONY
RED BANK REHEARSAL STUDIOS; 3 HOUR SESSION
PHOTO SHOOT WITH ROCKTOGRAPHY

RUNNER-UP:
$1,000 CASH
$500 IN PROMOTIONAL SERVICES FROM BANDS ON A BUDGET bandsonabudget.com, ASBURY PARK
1 5'x3' Full Color Vinyl Banner
1,000 Static IndieCards
50 11x17 Full Color Tour Posters
30 Standard Gildan Black T-shirts with 1 color, 1 location imprint
MULTI-TRACK LIVE RECORDING OF FINALS SHOW
OPEN FOR MAJOR NATIONAL SHOW AT PONY
RED BANK REHEARSAL STUDIOS; 3 HOUR SESSION
PHOTO SHOOT WITH ROCKTOGRAPHY

EVERYTHING YOUR BAND NEEDS TO SUCCEED!