On June 10th, the three top bands from each city will each win $500 and be showcased at the Fernet-Branca Band Fest at Austin's classic Beauty Ballroom, with an overall winner being announced on June 13th. One might wonder what a champion of such a prevalent contest might win, and one would be wise to inquire! The selected band will be flown out to Chicago with their instruments, put up in a hotel and provided with food and drink... all expenses covered. Combined with the recognition of playing alongside nationally recognized acts, this presents an extremely unique opportunity for Austin bands. It seems as though myrrh isn't Fernet-Branca's only valuable ingredient!
The winner will be announced at 11:45 and evaluated from a panel of three judges and audience participation—so come out and support your favorite bands!
Come out to Beauty Ballroom, where the best band will win VIP passes to the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, all-expenses paid, and an unbelievable opening gig at the Fernet-Branca after show.
Also, enter a raffle where you could win a totally rad, limited edition, Fernet-Branca branded 3-speed beach cruiser. You must like the Fernet-Branca Facebook page to enter the drawing and be present to win.