The line-up of bands for the final round of the SPAC Battle of the Bands has been announced.
The bands will perform at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s Spa Little Theater in Saratoga Springs at 7pm on Friday, May 24. Each band will have 10 minutes to perform. Tix are $20.
This year, two winners will be selected – one by popular vote of fans in attendance, and one by the panel of judges, which includes Richard Pawelczyk of NYC’s Webster Hall, Donna Eichmeyer of Live Nation, New York and yours truly, Greg Haymes of Nippertown.com.
The judges’ selection will win 25 hours of studio recording time at the Recording Company, airplay on radio station WEQX-FM, custom t-shirts and merchandise from Saratoga Statement and the opportunity to perform at Webster Hall in NYC. The audience favorite will have the opportunity to perform live at a SPAC event.
From the 38 bands who entered the competition, nine finalists were chosen by the SPAC Selection Committee. The tenth finalist was determined by online voting last week, and the band who garnered the most votes was Call Security.
Here’s the line-up and schedule of performances by the 10 SPAC Battle of the Bands finalists. UPDATE, 9:30am, 5/23/13: The Margo Macero Project, who were selected, has dropped off the bill. Only nine bands will be performing. Here’s the updated schedule: