Rusty’s 12th Annual “Emerging Artist Competition”

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Rusty’s 12th Annual “Emerging Artist Competition”

winner scheduled to open 2013 Twilight Concert Series Show

Only open to Southern California bands!

Are you a local band looking for a way to reach a larger fan base? Look no further and submit to the Emerging Artist Competition at Rusty’s Surf Ranch on the Santa Monica Pier.
Continuing a tradition that began in 2011, when the contest winner opened for the band Dawes (with special guest Jackson Brown), the 2013 winner will open one of this year’s 10 highly-regarded Twilight Concert Series (TCS) summer dates. Since its inception in 1983, the Pier concert series has become one of the largest and longest-running free concert series in the country, showcasing international music acts and attracting as many as 15,000 music fans weekly.

1st round – Six Thursdays, no cover. 3 bands/night, 30 min. sets (8:30/9:15/10pm)
April 4, April 11, April 18, April 25, May 2, May 9.

2nd round – Three Fridays, $5 cover; 50/50 split. 3 bands/night, 1-hr. sets (8:30, 9:45, 11 pm)
May 31: Winners of April 4, April 11, April 18

June 7: Winners of April 25, May 2, May 9

June 14: Top three runners-up

Finals – Saturday June 22, $7 cover; 75/25 split. 4 bands, 45 min. sets (8:30, 9:30, 10:30, 11:30)

Top three weekly winners plus top over-all runner-up

Winner at Twilight Concert Series – July, August or September. Final date to be determined.