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Feb 2011

Local Bands! Enter The 2011 WBRU Rock Hunt!

Narragansett beer has always been a big supporter of local music. So for the past few years we have sponsored the WBRU Rock Hunt. New England’s beer and southern New England’s finest rock bands go hand in hand. With a few rounds and several great shows, it’s one epic rock battle. If you’re in a local band and interested, then act fast. The deadline for entry is this Friday. Here’s the info from WBRU’s website.

Rock Hunt is on.

Ever since the days before we even called it “Rock Hunt,” WBRU has run an annual contest to find one deserving, talented, underexposed act in our area and give that act a shot at the big time.Through a series of raucous shows at local clubs, WBRU has, since 1980, been giving local music a boost it clearly deserves.

Over the next couple of months, WBRU will discover the next Rock Hunt champion and hope you will come along with us for the wild ride. Semifinals concerts happen in March, and the finals in April, but first we need our competing acts! You have until the end of February to register.

Click on this LINK for our full rules and the entry form. Please read them closely. It’s super-painful when we have to disqualify a great recording because the rules were not followed. The major thing to note is that every member of the act needs to sign the form. That often catches people off guard.

In addition to the prizes listed on the form, the Rock Hunt winner, finalists, and semi-finalists are all guaranteed spins on WBRU with the eventual winner guaranteed a spot on the playlist for the rest of the year.

Questions? Email us at promotions@wbru.com

Let’s Rock.


Rock Hunt Semifinals

March 18, 2011: Newport Grand, Newport

March 19, 2011: The Spot Underground, Providence

March 25, 2011: Firehouse XIII, Providence

March 26, 2011: The Ruins at the Colosseum, Providence


Rock Hunt Finals

April 8, 2011: The Met, Providence