Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands Offers Opening Slot at Epicenter

Have you ever wanted to live your guitar hero dreams and open for The Offspring, A Day To Remember and Bad Religion? Seems pretty badass, right? Well, Ernie Bell is offering local, unsigned bands that opportunity to live their dreams on the big Verizon Wireless Amphitheater stage on September 21.

The prize, in addition to playing at the fifth annual Epicenter show, will be a slot on the Ernie Bell stage. Bands can enter Ernie Ball's Epicenter Battle Of The Bands — and fans can vote for their favorite artists here now through September 13, 2013.

The top 100 “Buzz Rated” bands that sign up for the Ernie Ball Epicenter Battle Of The Bands will be eligible to win. A panel of judges will choose the winner of this global search for the best undiscovered rock band. The winning band will be announced on Monday, September 16.


Ernie Ball will provide the winning band with an all-expense paid trip to the festival, an Ernie Ball Music Man endorsement, and a slot at this year's show.

As of now, the lineup for Epicenter is:

The Offspring

A Day To Remember

Bad Religion


Pierce The Veil

All Time Low

Falling In Reverse

The Wonder Years


New Beat Fund

Plague Vendor

And Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands Winner TBA

That TBA group could be you, so hustle over to the website listed above and get your fans to vote. Good luck!

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