Rockwood Place, an Indiana basketball bar with karaoke in Chicago, is presenting its Battle of the Bands competition, starting Nov. 28 and lasting until February. Rockwood Place’s Battle of the Bands is free to enter; however, there are only 18 spots.
"This is a really fun event. Not a lot of people know that we have a stage; we are one of the few places on Clark Street that has a stage with live music,” Kristina Navarro of Rockwood Place said.
Battle of the Bands features three bands each night during the first round, with the audience choosing a winning band at the end of each night. A band will have one hour to woo votes, and the performance times are 9:00 p.m., 10:30 p.m. and midnight. The first rounds take place on Nov. 28, Dec. 5, Dec. 12, Dec. 19, Jan. 2, and Jan. 9.
Sign up will remain open until all spots are filled. To enter the Battle of the Bands, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The winners from the first round will then play a second night in January on one of the following dates: Jan. 16 (winners from Nov. 28 and Dec. 5), Jan. 23 (winners from Dec. 12 and Dec. 19) and Jan. 30 (winners from Jan. 2 and Jan. 9). Rockwood Place enters the winners from the second rounds into the final round on Feb. 6 (winners from Jan. 16, Jan. 23 and Jan. 30).
The winning artist from the final round will perform at Rockwood Place on Feb. 13 and go home with a $1,500 cash prize.
“It doesn’t matter if you are one guy on stage with a guitar, a cover band, or you sing all original songs. Everyone is welcome and free to enter!” Navarro said.
Fans cast votes for a favorite band every Wednesday at Rockwood Place, with voting slips available upon entering. To thank them for coming, Rockwood Place is offering a variety of specials, including $2 domestic drafts, $3 well drinks, $3 fireball shots, two-for-one appetizers and $5 flatbreads.
For more information about Battle of the Bands or Rockwood Place, call 773-880-2222 or view the bar on the Web at www.rockwoodplace.com. Rockwood Place is located at 3466 N. Clark St. in Chicago.
About Rockwood Place
Rockwood Place’s catchphrase is "good food, cold beer, fine whiskey." Bartenders are happy to whip up classicdrinks like Jack and Coke or crack open one of the craft brews off their newly designed beer menu. There's also a small stage for live music. Snack on create-your-own salads, cheese curds, burgers and flatbread-style pizzas.