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and 97x are looking for the next big thing in the Tampa Bay area. Featuring Hard Rock Rising Tampa - Battle of the Bands, where local bands take the stage at the Hard Rock Cafe for the chance to play at this year's 97x Next Big Thing! Musical acts will have to - quite literally - battle it out for their shot at next level fame.

-Contest sign ups begin June 18 at 10am EDT and ends on June 29 at 4pm EDT.

-On July 9, Seminole Hard Rock Tampa will announce 3 finalists to compete in the live Hard Rock Rising Battle of the Bands! In addition, 3 wild card finalists will be selected. The wild cards will be entered into a social media vote to determine the 4th entrant, lasting from July 9 through July 13.

-The wild card finalist will be announced July 16.

-The stage will be set with 4 bands battling it out on August 1 on the Hard Rock Cafe Tampa stage.


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