If chosen as a finalist, your band will compete at The Road to Roo. The Preliminary Rounds will be hosted at Cannery Ballroom on March 1st, 2017 and Acme Feed and Seed on March 8th, 2017. Bands will be selected to play each round in random order. During the Preliminary Rounds, each band will be allowed 30 minutes total for set-up, performance and tear-down. We suggest that each band prepare 3 songs. The top 4 scoring bands from each Preliminary Round will move on to the City Semi-Finals on March 14th, 2017 at The Basement East or on March 23rd, 2017 at 3rd and Lindsley. The 8 advancing bands (4 from each Preliminary Round) will be selected in random order to play one of the two City Semi-Finals, so all 8 advancing bands need to be available for both semi-final dates. Advancing bands will be notified of their advancement the day after each show, and will be followed up with on a later date with further information on their appearance in the next round.
TN State Finals:
The City Semi-Final rounds will be hosted at The Basement East on March 14th, 2017 and 3rd and Lindsley on March 23rd, 2017.Bands will be selected to play each round in random order. During the City Semi-Final Rounds, each band will be allowed 45 minutes total for set-up, performance and tear-down. We suggest that each band prepare 4-5 songs. The top 2 scoring bands from each City Semi Final round will move on to the City Finals at The Basement East on March 28th, 2017. The 4 advancing bands (2 from each City Semi-Final Round) will be selected in random order play at the City Finals, held at The Basement East on March 28th, 2017. Advancing bands will be notified of their advancement the day after each show, and will be followed up with on a later date with further information on their appearance in the next round.
The City Finals will be hosted at The Basement East on March 28th, 2017. During the City Finals, each band will be allowed 60 minutes total for set-up, performance and tear-down. We suggest that each band prepare 6-7 songs. The top scoring band from the City Semi Final Round will move on to the State Finals and play against the winner of the Memphis City Finals at Acme Feed and Seed on April 5th, 2017. Advancing bands will be notified of their advancement the day after each show, and will be followed up with on a later date with further information on their appearance in the final round.
The Tennessee State Finals will be hosted at Acme Feed and Seed on April 5th, 2017. During the Tennessee State Finals, each band will be allowed 60 minutes total for set-up, performance and tear-down. We suggest that each band prepare 6-7 songs. The top scoring band from the Tennessee State Finals will be announced the Winner and be given a slot to perform at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival 2017. Winner will be notified of their advancement on-site the night of the final showcase, and will be followed up with on a later date with further information on their appearance at Bonnaroo.
Set-up and tear-down time will overlap with the bands preceding and following your own for less down time. Note: Each band will be responsible for keeping track of their time. DO NOT GO OVER ON TIME.
Each band member must be 21 year of age or older by February 27th, 2017 and subject to background check. Each band member is required to bring a state issued ID to the Preliminary Rounds to prove age. Any band member that is not at least 21 years old will not be allowed to play and if the band cannot perform without the member, they will be disqualified. Maximum band size is 10 members.
All bands must have a “family Friendly/all ages” presentation, meaning no cursing, lewd lyrics or inappropriate attire. Any actions or lyrics determined to be indecent or obscene by the judges will result in the disqualification of the entry. Judge’s decisions are final and may not be appealed.
Each band will need to arrive at the designated host venue at a specified time for load-in and sound check. At this time, one member of each band will draw for their performance time slot that night. These times will be communicated directly with each band prior to each showcase by a representative from Tuned In Broadcasting. If a band is not on-site at this time, they will automatically go first. If there are two bands not on-site at this time, the first band to arrive will go second and the last band to arrive will go first in the performance order. So on and so forth.
Participants must use the provided equipment (general backline) available at each host venue. Participants must provide any additional equipment. This equipment must be able to plug into the provided sound system. Prior to each showcase, a representative from Tuned In Broadcasting will communicate with each band about equipment availability and requirements at each host venue. Each band is required to provide stage plot before February 27th, 2017.
Tuned In Broadcasting and the host venues are not responsible for damage or theft of personal property.
Abuse or theft of the provided equipment will result in immediate disqualification of the artists and will require offending individual(s) to make reparations to the equipment provider.
All bands must be able to available to play on the following dates in 2017: March 1st, March 8th, March 14th, March 23rd, March 28th, and April 5th.
Bands must live within 50 miles of Nashville, TN 37203.
Final score will be determined based on 75% judge panel votes and 25% crowd votes.
Judge’s Scoring Criteria – Musicianship: possible 10/10, Vocals: possible 10/10, Songs: possible 10/10, Appearance: possible 10/10, Crowd Engagement: possible 10/10 TOTAL: possible 50/50. This counts for 75% of each band’s score.
Crowd Scoring – Attendees must arrive by 9pm to receive a scoring card. Voting will officially begin at 9pm, when the ballot box is placed out. Each attendee is only allowed to vote once. Attendees are NOT allowed to vote more than once, even if they have more than one scoring card (e.g. voting for a friend). Attendees can score each band that performs, and their choice for winning band will be counted towards that bands final crowd score. Incomplete scoring cars will be considered invalided and will not be counted. This counts for 25% of each band’s score.
To determine each band’s total score, judge’s scores for each of the five criteria will be averaged and then added together, for a total judge’s score (out of 50 possible points). This score will be multiplied by .75, yielding the total weighted judge’s score. Crowd scoring will be determined by dividing the number of fan votes received by each band by the total number of crowd votes that night, yielding the percentage of fan votes received by each band. This percentage will be multiplied by 50 to give the numerical fan vote equivalent to the judge’s vote. This number will then be multiplied by .25, yielding the total weighted fan’s score. To determine a final total score, the weighted judge’s scores and weighted fan’s scores will be added together, giving each competing band a final score, out of a possible 50 points. (See Example below)
Judge 1 Scores for Band A:
Crowd Engagement: 10/10
Judge 2 Scores for Band A:
Crowd Engagement: 9/10
Fan Votes for Band A: 75
Total Fan Votes Cast During that Night’s Showcase: 200
Total Judge’s Score: (Judge 1 + Judge 2)/2, or (36.5 + 38.5)/2 = 37.5
Total Weighted Judge’s Score = (Total Judge’s Score for Band A x Judge’s Score Weight), or 37.5 x .75 = 28.125
Percentage of Crowd Votes: # of Fan Votes for Band A / Total # of Votes Cast for All Bands During that Night’s Showcase, or 75/200 = .375
Numerical Fan Vote Equivalent: Percentage of Fan Votes x Judge’s Vote Equivalent Factor, or .375 x 50 = 18.75
Total Weighted Fan Score: Numerical Fan Vote Equivalent x Fan Score Weight, or 18.75 x .25 = 4.6875
Final Total Score for Band A: Total Weighted Judge’s Score + Total Weighted Fan’s Score, or 28.125 + 4.6875 =32.8125