Battle of the College Bands Competition at Hard Rock Cafe on April 29th!

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College is a time for growth, new experiences, and, in some cases, a place for creating music. Following the wild success of last October’s competition, Rock On Philly brings the Battle of the College Bands Competition to the Spring semester!

Four acts were selected from an online submission process to perform the event. In order to compete, at least one member of the band had to be currently enrolled in college. The Final Four College Bands competing for the title of Winner are Philly’s own The Mysteries (UArts), Minor Setbacks (Drexel + Temple), Avenue Eight (Fordham University), and Hyper, Inc (Community College of Philadelphia).


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Like our colleges themselves, each act bring refreshing uniqueness to the table. The Mysteries bring a sassy, Swinging Sixties vibe where Avenue Eight brings the multidimensional rock-funk; Minor Setbacks tones it down with folksy goodness and Hyper, Inc. amps it up with Brit-rock-inspired tunes.

Out of these four bands, the Winner will be chosen by a panel of industry judges and fans at the event through Best Overall Score.

The winning band will receive a Grand Prize Package including an editorial-length feature on Rock On Philly and much more to be announced soon!

Rock On Philly’s 2nd Battle of the College Bands will take place on Friday, April 29 at the Hard Rock Cafe. You can get tickets here.

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