BB Kings Hollywood: Battle of the Bands

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Summary

Anybody want to win $2500 and a trip down to Memphis, TN for the famous Beale St Music Festival???



BB Kings Hollywood is proud to present its 2006 Battle of the Bands: Battle for $2500. This yearly opportunity puts bands in a head-to-head competition in front of A&R representatives from Atlantic Records, Geffen Records, and Hollywood Records, for a chance to win an opening slot for a major label artist at the Gibson Ampitheatre in Universal City and $2500. It�s a chance for the best in SoCal to show their stuff, and as with all BB Kings shows, its never pay-to-play. There are no back end fees if selected.



The Battle is comprised of 6 preliminary rounds. On each of those 6 nights, 2 bands are selected based on stage presence, musicianship, originality, and songwriting, to move on the semi-finals. The top bands will then battle it out for great 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes, which include studio time, show opportunities, free promotion, and of course the grand prize, $2500.



The competition is open to all ROCK bands, all ages, all over southern California.

Terms And Conditions

Smooth and Styles, Inc./ BB Kings. SAMPLE CONTRACT

Featuring the best talent in LA.

PLEASE READ THIS INFORMATION SHEET IN ITS ENTIRETY.

No Changes or exceptions will be made.

This will answer all your questions, and BB Kings will adhere STRICTLY to this protocol.

PLEASE PRINT THIS OUT FOR YOUR RECORDS.

Please fax back as soon as possible to 818-622-0440

Artist Name:

BB Kings Backline Equipment:

Drums: 7 piece DWP, Single kick pedal, Hi Hat Stand + Symbol
Stands. Drummers please bring your own snare and symbols (no symbols are available at the club)

Guitars Amps: Carvin Combo, Belair Vintage Tube 2 x 12 Speaker,
Carvin Half Staff Stack MTS 3200: Master Tube series w/ 4 x 12 Speaker.

Bass Rig: Carvin KB 1000, 8 x 10 Speaker cabinet.

To all bands: Please be aware if you have any sound concerns during your set it YOUR responsibility to let the sound staff know so that they are able to fix it.

Date of performance: September 12th
Load In: One hour before set time 10:00

Set Time/ Length: Set lengths are 35 minutes. We ask all artists to please have more material ready in case asked for an encore. Please have no less then 20 extra minutes available in the event you band is given this extra performance time.

Phone number / Email
Josh(323) 896-1264
smoothstyles@tmail.com and smoothandstyles@yahoo.com


Terms: Artists agrees to bring a minimum of 30 people over the age of 21. Artists understand that if this draw requirement is not met then artist's set time may be adjusted in length and time. The artist will receive 50% of their door for all guest who pay a ten dollar over, over 35 heads.


Cover: $10/ w$ 12 with out a ticket.(Ticket Price May Vary)

All patrons under the age of 21 will be charged $6 for two drink tickets redeemable at the bar for 2 sodas.

Required to bring a guest of draw of 30 to perform.

Parking

Band list must be turned in by 10am the day before your performance or your band will pay to park.

Backline/Line Checks

BBKings provides a mandatory backline drum kit, bass rig, and guitar amps. Guitar players may bring heads only, but it is not necessary

Drummers should bring snare & cymbals, no symbols are available at the club.

Sound technician is provided.

Load in 1 hour before set time.

Every band will have a line check.

Contact Information

Call or email your BB Kings contact with any questions one week prior to advance your show. Please Call: 818-481-5105 with questions. Fax your stage plots, contracts and parking lists to Fax # 818-622-0440.

Cancellation

In the event of a cancellation within fourteen days prior to the event, artist will be responsible to pay the minimum draw requirement in cash within one week of cancellation.
Occasionally, the venues will need to reschedule shows, should this occur, we would offer the most convenient make-up date and terms possible. (N/A)

Equipment - The venue are not responsible for lost or stolen gear.

Exclusivity Clause: Artists booked at a BB Kings event are barred from playing at another venue in Los Angeles within a fourteen mile radius two-weeks prior and two-weeks after performing at the event, subject to negotiation. (N/A)

Filming and Photography: Video Filming from the 1st floor is
$200. No Exceptions. This is due to trademark obligations that are associated with the venue. Filming from the 2nd and 3rd floor requires a $25.00; fee. The venue will provide you with a video copy of your performance for a $35.00 charge. This must be requested in advance.

Hospitality: All artists will be given half price drinks at the bar. $2.00 domestic drafts and $3.00 well drinks will be provided for all performing band members.

Guest List: Each band member is allowed one guest. Extra guests will be paid for in full from the band's share of ticket sales. There are exceptions. Legitimate industry will be given free admission upon providing a valid business card.
Please provide an industry list to maximize convenience for your guests and our staff discards all guest lists at the end of the event unless specified otherwise.

Parking: The club does provide free parking to performers.
Please provide the list of your band by 10am, one day prior to your show date. If your band fails to send in their parking list the day before their show you will not have comped parking!

Scalping: Artists or Artist affiliates may NOT sell tickets in front of the venue during the night of the performance. Artist should prepare a will call list which will be submitted to the box office.

Setup and Breakdown: All acts must set the stage and breakdown in a timely manner, (15 minutes: Please practice!) to ensure that the performance schedule is kept. Please break down your equipment as soon as you have finished performing.

BB Kings obligations hereunder are subject to detention of prevention by sickness, inability to host the night, accident, failure of means of transportation, Acts of God, riots, war, strikes, labor difficulties, epidemics, any act of public authority, or any other cause, similar or dissimilar, beyond their control.

In order to release ourselves from any citation, we must point out that posting of any bills in public is illegal and will be your sole legal and financial responsibility of cited.

The undersigned agree to the terms and conditions outlined in this agreement.

_________________ ___________________________

Artist or Artist Representative BB Kings

Band Name

PLEASE FAX PAGES 1-3 OF CONTRACT WITHIN 72 HOURS IN ORDER TO
CONFIRM EVENT!

FAIULURE TO DO SO MAY RESULT IN BAND'S CANCELLATION!

Fax# 818-622-0440. Please include stage plot and input list, and parking list.

Please Submit Band Drivers names for free parking:

Up to 4 Drivers per band:

ALL BANDS ARE REQUIRED TO BRING A MINIMUM FOLLOWING OF AT LEAST 25 PEOPLE THE NIGHT THEY ARE BOOKED TO PERFORM IN ORDER TO PERFORM.

ALL BANDS MUST BE ABLE TO PLAY AT LEAST A 30 MIN SET!

ANY BANDS PERFORMING UNDER THE AGE OF 21 MUST BE IN THE VENUE BERFORE 10PM.