Last Band Standing 2014 Rules

Beginning at 7pm on Monday, February 10, 2014 through 11:59PM on Sunday, March 23, 2014, 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 2014 Rivers & Spires Festival which takes place April 24, 2014 through April 26, 2014.  The contest is open to those who hold a valid article of state identification or Military I.D. and are 18 years of age or older.

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 Monday, February 10, 2014 through 11:59PM on Sunday, March 23, 2014.  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 Friday, March 21, 2014.

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 Monday, March 24, 2014, 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 24, and the remaining four will perform and compete on Friday, April 25.  From those that compete on Thursday, April 24, one band will be selected as a finalist, and from those that compete on Friday, April 25, 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 26 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 24, the band with the highest cumulative score will be named a finalist, and from the bands that perform on Friday, April 25, the band with the highest cumulative score will be named a finalist. The finalists will be invited to compete on Saturday, April 26 at the Rivers & Spires Festival.

FINALS:
This will consist of 2 bands competing on Saturday, April 26 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.

Prizes must be claimed no later than 5pm on Friday, May 30, 2014.  Complete WZZP contest rules apply and are available at z975.com.

 

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