The third annual Land the Big Gig music competition is now open, giving the nation’s top musical talents the opportunity to win cash prizes and a chance to perform live before thousands of music fans at Summerfest. Bands, musicians and singer/songwriters may enter the competition by uploading a video audition consisting of a live performance of an original song to LandtheBigGig.com by May 7 at 11 am.
Beginning May 9 at 11 am, fans will vote for their favorite acts online. Fans may vote a maximum of five times per day for their favorite artists and those that vote will be entered to win a $2,000 Sweepstakes prize. The top three finalists will be announced tentatively on June 11. Finalists will win a trip to Milwaukee to perform at Summerfest on the Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard Stage on June 26 and have a chance to win a share of up to $100,000 in cash and prizes; grand prize is $20,000, first prize is $5,000 and second prize is $2,500. In addition to their cash prizes, all three finalists, will win recording time plus songwriting and mentoring resources from KNE Studios, the opportunity to be featured on a KNE New Music Stage Compilation CD and the opportunity to each perform a 30 minute set at a Land the Big Gig® encore showcase at Summerfest on the KNE New Music Stage the day after the competition, June 27.
Fans and contest entrants are encouraged to visit LandTheBigGig.com for updates and follow Land the Big Gig on Facebook.