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Local bands to compete for chance to perform at UT Music Fest 2012

Local bands interested in playing in front of a live crowd at one of the area’s largest outdoor music festivals will have that opportunity at Music Fest 2012 at The University of Toledo.

Think you have it in you to become famous? This is your chance. Local bands waiting to be discovered can upload a live performance YouTube video to Music Fest’s Facebook page for a chance to be selected as an opening act for the popular music festival that will take place Friday, Sept. 14 on UT’s Main Campus.

“After two successful years of Music Fest we wanted to do something a bit different this year and get the community involved in selecting the performers,” said Lawrence J. Burns, UT vice president for external affairs. “We have such amazing musical talent here in northwest Ohio and this is a great way to give local bands the opportunity to share their music with a huge audience of music lovers.”

Videos no longer than five minutes can be uploaded to the MusicFest Facebook page from Monday, June 18 through Wednesday, 27. The YouTube video should include the band name and the words “UT Local Band Challenge” in the title.The top 10 bands with strong musical talent, unique sound and energetic performances will be selected as finalists and have their videos posted on Facebook starting Sunday, July 1 for the public to vote for their favorites.

The lucky winner will be announced on Monday, July 16 and will receive $750 and the opportunity to play in front of hundreds of excited fans at Music Fest 2012.

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Media Coverage
The Blade (June 15, 2012)
13 ABC (June 19, 2012)

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