Local bands to compete for chance to perform at UT Music Fest 2013

July 2, 2013 | Events, UToday
By Meghan Cunningham



Local bands will have the chance to take the stage at the popular and growing Music Fest at The University of Toledo.

Music Fest Logo 2013Musicians interested in performing at one of the area’s largest outdoor music festivals can upload a live performance YouTube video to the event’s Facebook page for a chance to be selected as an opening act for Music Fest 2013, which will take place Friday, Sept. 13, on UT’s Main Campus.

“We debuted the local band challenge last year with the Dumb Easies and it was a great opportunity to showcase local talent while getting the community involved in choosing the artists,” said Lawrence J. Burns, UT vice president for external affairs. “We are excited about our fourth Music Fest as this tradition of inviting music lovers to campus continues.”

Videos no longer than five minutes can be uploaded to the Music Fest Facebook page through Sunday, July 7. The YouTube video should include the band name and the words “UT Local Band Challenge” in the title.

The top 10 bands with strong musical talent, unique sound and energetic performances will be selected as finalists and have their videos posted on Facebook starting Tuesday, July 9. Voting will continue through Monday, July 15, with the winner announced Tuesday, July 16.

The winning band will receive $750 and the opportunity to play in front of a crowd of excited fans at Music Fest 2013.

For more information, visit facebook.com/UTMusicFest.