After Tuesday's seventh and final preliminary showcase at the Yost Theater, the finalists for this year's Best Live Band Showcase Finals have been announced. After 35 bands competed, only five have advanced to compete next Tuesday at the House of Blues in Anaheim.
No matter what band ends up winning, each of the five finalists will receive an Ernie Ball Tour Pack filled with strings and accessories. However, the winner will go home a lot better off. They will receive a four-day recording session at Red Bull Studios, $1,000 gift certificate from Guitar Center, an Ernie Ball Full Endorsement, custom Music Man instruments for each string player in the band, a slot on one Southern California date of the 2013 Vans Warped Tour, a year of free Wahoo's Fish Tacos and Popchips, the category title of Best Live Band and a performance slot at the 2013 OC Music Awards celebration Saturday, March 9 at City National Grove of Anaheim.
Here is a list of the bands and their set times for next Tuesday's event:
FAN VOTE WINNER: Solution (8pm)
Robert Jon and the Wreck (9:30pm)
Fiction Reform (10:15pm)
Jeramiah Red (11:00pm)
Attendance is free and the winner will be announced at the end of the evening. Good luck to those who competed in this year's event!