Norwood, MA, June 05, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Music Drives Us Ambassador Kingston 530 have made it to the finals of the Hard Rock Cafe National Battle of the Bands. After winning the Battle of the Bands in Boston, there are now just 10 Bands left standing. The Boston-based band will compete nationally with other regional winners and for a chance to take the stage at the world renowned Hard Rock Calling 2010 show in London opening up for Pearl Jam, Stevie Wonder, or Paul McCartney once all online votes are cast. Hard Rock Calling 2010 will also feature performances by The Hives, The Gaslight Anthem, Ben Harper and Relentless7, Wolfmother, Jamiroquai, Corrine Bailey Rae, James Morrison and more.
Details of the Ambassadors of Rock Battle of the Bands
The Ambassadors of Rock Battle of the Band is part of nationwide competition with a three-round format. One winner from each participating city was evaluated by a panel of artists and music industry professionals, who chose the finalists. Leading the distinguished panel is Head Judge Little Steven Van Zandt of the legendary E Street Band. The panel also includes Live Nation Vice President of Promotions Toby Leighton‐Pope, SPIN Magazine editor Doug Brod, Sr. Director of Brand Philanthropy, Memorabilia and Artist Relations for Hard Rock International Annie Balliro, Absolute Radio Director of Marketing Clare Baker and 2009 Ambassadors of Rock Battle of the Bands winners Rudy Vaughn.
This will be the first concert of Hard Rock’s Ambassadors of Rock Tour, a global concert series featuring top artists and bands to benefit charities worldwide. Kingston 530 won the Boston event which benefited the Music Drives Us Foundation.
Get Your Vote Out!
The final stage of the competition will then be turned over to the fans, who will be able to vote for a favorite on Hard Rock Cafe's site until June 6. To vote for Kingston 530 visit http://battle.ambassadorsofrock.com/kingston530/ and cast your vote to send Kingston 530 to London.
Music Drives Us (http://www.musicdrivesus.org )
The Boch family established Music Drives Us as a way to support music programs throughout New England. Music Drives Us Ambassadors help grow the foundation and raise money and awareness for our music mission of supplying grants for music programs to effect positive changes for people in need. The Foundation seeks out organizations and individuals that are interested in using music as a tool for all segments of society and for all age groups.
All questions concerning grant applications should contact Carla@musicdrivesus.org.