August 12th, 2013, 12:00 pm by Greg
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What’s in a name?
Most everywhere that it rumbles into town, it’s simply known as the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival. But when the fest roars into SPAC on Tuesday (August 13), local radio station Q-103FM has jumped on board, renaming the fest Q-Ruption. And if you go to the SPAC website, you’ll find all the bases covered with the rather unwieldy festival name – Q-Ruption 2013 Is the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival.
Which, of course, is not to be confused with the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival that was at SPAC a couple of weeks ago.
OK, got it?
Anyway, what you really want to know is who’s playing? And when, right? Well, gates open at 2pm, and there are three stages for the fest – two in the afternoon – with the main amphitheater stage kicking in at 6:30pm. Ready for the show? Here’s the complete schedule for all three stages:
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Radio station Q103 is sponsoring the big Q-Ruption fest at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Friday, August 19. Already announced for the fest are Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Skillet, Sick Puppies and Egypt Central. But one more band will also be sharing the stage.
Yes, the folks at Q103 are giving one local Nippertown band the opportunity to kick off the fest by stepping into the spotlight on the big SPAC stage. The contest is called Play for the Stage, and the radio station has selected eight of the nine finalists who will be competing in a battle-of-the-bands styled playoff on Friday nights at Savannah’s. The eight finalists are the Hearing Aides, the Joe Nacco Band, Nine Ball, Pipebomb, Potter’s Field, Tamerlane, Uncivil Liberty and Wormhole.
But that still leaves one slot open in the semi-final competition, and you get to pick ’em. The radio station has narrowed down the contestants to five bands: the Erotics, Fort Rooster, Garden Road, HyGear and Selfish Needy Creatures. You get to vote for your favorite of those five bands and help to move ’em up into the semi-final round. Online voting is now underway, and the deadline for votes is 12midnight on Monday, August 1.