Regina’s Rock Station 104.9 The Wolf, The Exchange, and Long and McQuade Musical Instruments present Queen City Rocks 2018!
Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10 or online by clicking the date below!
Here are the dates and bands that will be performing during the qualifying nights. Note – bands are listed in alphabetical order not order of performance.
Week 1 Winner – Small City Blues
Week 2 Winner – The Moon Runners
Week 3 Winner – Sing the Body Electric
Week 4 Winner – Spoils
Here is a rundown of how the Competition will work:
There will be a total of up to (4) run-off performance weeks. The band scoring the highest total of points during their run-off will instantly win a $500 gift card from Long and McQuade Musical Instruments, and advance to the Grand Finale – Thursday, March 29th, 2018. Plus – We are going to have a Wild card band, which will be the highest scoring band from the competition that didn’t win their night. Five bands perform each night in randomly selected order (we draw a few days in advance). Each band receives 20 minutes on the clock, and then, they show us what they’ve got! (with a maximum of 1 cover song). Bands will be awarded points by our adjudication panel based on a number of categories (stagecraft, songcraft, vocal performance, etc etc). Professionalism as always does play a factor in the points process. That includes EVERYTHING about your group. Social media presence, press kit, logo, availability of merch (you can sell it the night you perform) all make an impact towards the final score.
We’ve put our feelers out…and thanks to some fantastic partners who believe in supporting emerging music as much as we do, have pulled together a fantastic prize bundle.
Grand Finale Prizing (1 finale package in total)
$1000 gift card – Long and McQuade Musical Instruments (“Where the Music begins”)
$1000 cold hard cash! – Jim Beam
$1000 cash – 104.9 The WOLF
Photo session with winning band (including pre-production meeting through to delivery of finished digital files) – Kamiki Pics Photography
Venue Rental – The Exchange (full one-night rental including promo/sound tech/door/security/bar staff)
SaskMusic annual band membership and customized mentorship bundle
And of course, AIRPLAY!!
– Featured listing/link from Queen City Rocks page at www.thewolfrocks.com
– Song featured as ‘Homegrown Song of the Week’ on Regina’s Rock 20 countdown on The WOLF