Last Band Standing Rules

Beginning at 4pm on Monday, February 18, 2013 through 11:59PM on Thursday, March 14, 2013, bands may enter the Last Band Standing Contest.  With this, the 1st place band will win $1,000, and the 2nd place band will win $500.  Semi-finalists and finalists will compete on the Strawberry Alley Stage at the 2013 Rivers & Spires Festival which takes place April 18, 2013 through April 20, 2013.  The contest is open to those who hold a valid article of state identification and are 18 years of age or older and those 18 or older with a valid Military I.D.

ALL MEMBERS OF THE BAND MUST BE 18 OR OLDER.  Previous winning bands of Last Band Standing may not enter.

HOW TO ENTER: Bands will be able to enter the contest by submitting an audio demo to WZZP. Demos will be accepted from 4pm on Monday, February 18, 2013 through 11:59PM on Thursday, March 14, 2013.  Audio demos may be submitted by completing the necessary registration process and uploading an audio file on the Z 97.5 website (www.z975.com).   Audio demos may also be submitted by mail.  ALL CD DEMOS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 4:59PM ON Thursday, March 14, 2013.
CD Packages should be mailed to:

LAST BAND STANDING 1640 OLD RUSSELLVILLE PIKE CLARKSVILLE TN 37043

Be sure to include BAND NAME, BIO, EMAIL ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER AND ADDRESS.

SEMI-FINALISTS SELECTION:

On Friday, March 15, 2013, a committee of WZZP representatives will review all of the submissions following the solicitation period.   A panel of no less than 5 judges will determine which 8 entrants will be invited to perform in the semi-finals at the Rivers & Spires Festival.
Scoring for submissions will be based on the following criteria: originality, musicality, vocal ability and relatability to WZZP.  Judges will score entrants on a scale of 1-10 for each category with 10 being the most favorable score and 1 being least favorable.  Once all scores are recorded for each band in each category, a cumulative score for each will be determined. The 8 bands that rank the highest based on cumulative score will be invited to perform in the semi-finals at the Rivers & Spires Festival.
SEMI-FINALS: This will consist of 8 bands performing and competing at the Rivers & Spires Festival in Clarksville.  Each band will perform a 30 minute set.  Four bands will perform and compete on Thursday, April 18, and the remaining four will perform and compete on Friday, April 19.  Lineup to be determined via random drawing.  From those that compete on Thursday, April 18, one band will be selected as a finalist, and from those that compete on Friday, April 19, one band will be selected as a finalist.  The 2 bands named as finalists will be invited to perform and compete against one another in the finals to take place on Saturday, April 20 at the Rivers & Spires Festival.

SEMI-FINALS SCORING:  A panel of 3 judges will view the semi-finalists performances to determine which 2 bands will be named finalists.  Bands performing in the semi-finals will be judged on the following criteria: stage presence, originality, vocal ability and musicality.  Judges will score entries on a scale of 1-10 for each category with 10 being the most favorable score and 1 being least favorable.  Once all scores are recorded for each band in each category, a cumulative score for each will be determined. From the bands that perform on Thursday, April 18, the band with the highest cumulative score will be named a finalist, and from the bands that perform on Friday, April 19, the band with the highest cumulative score will be named a finalist. The finalists will be invited to compete on Saturday, April 20 at the Rivers & Spires Festival.

FINALS: This will consist of 2 bands competing on Saturday, April 20 at the Rivers & Spires Festival.  Each band will perform a 45 minute set.  Lineup to be determined via random drawing.

FINALS SCORING:  A panel of 3 judges will view the finalists performances to determine which band will be named the grand prize winner.  Bands performing in the finals will be judged on the following criteria: stage presence, originality, vocal ability and musicality.  Judges will score entries on a scale of 1-10 for each category with 10 being the most favorable score and 1 being least favorable.  Once all scores are recorded for each band in each category, a cumulative score for each will be determined. The band with the highest cumulative score will be named a winner and receive $1,000.  The band with the second highest cumulative score will win $500.

LAST BAND STANDING SCHEDULE:

Submission period 12:00AM on Thursday, February 21, 2013 through 11:59PM on Thursday, March 14, 2013

Prizes must be claimed no later than 5pm on Friday, May 24, 2013.  Complete WZZP contest rules apply and are available at z975.com.

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