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French Lick Rock Band Challenge

Last updated on Thursday, August 13, 2009

(FRENCH LICK, IN) - A battle of the bands returns to French Lick Resort this Friday when 16 bands representing Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois and Ohio “duke it out” for French Lick Resort’s Classic Rock Band Battle.

The 16 finalists include OGR (Louisvlle, KY), The Unknown (Bedford, IN), Rusted River (Mitchell, IN), Dame's Rocket (Springville, IN), The Emeralds (Cincinnati, OH), Jeff Randal and the Sunday Best (Scotland, IL), King Cave (Corydon, IN), Compass Rose (Bloomington, IN), Tattoo Babylon (Louisville, KY), Empty Fifth (Louisville, KY), KTO (Louisville, KY), Limited Slip (Mitchell, IN), Windfall (Dayton, OH), Seize the Day (Shepherdsville, KY), The Rock Show (Bedford, IN) and Cockeyed Clyde (Indianapolis, IN).

The action gets started Aug. 14, 15, 21 and 22 with the first round of dueling events.

A full schedule of round one is included below.

Four bands will compete nightly with the winner of each pairing going on to round two.

Scheduled for August 28 and 29, round two will feature the eight remaining bands.

Four semi-finalists will perform on Sept 12.

The competition will come full circle on Sept. 19 when a panel of judges picks the big winner.

Fans and supporters, 21 and over, are encouraged to attend the casino performances since bands are judged by crowd applause until the final round.

For the finale, the two remaining bands will go head-to-head in the Windsor Ballroom.

The winning band will receive $7,500 cash prize, while the runner-up receives $2,500.

Preliminary round performances are free for casino guests.

Tickets for the final showdown are $10 and may be purchased at the Hoosier Sugar Company in the French Lick Springs Hotel, on Ticketforce or at the door the night of the show.

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