Enter Now: Lightning 100’s Music City Mayhem Tournament

As spring approaches (and we wait for touring to return), we have some good news for you: it’s almost time to enjoy the 13th annual edition of Lightning 100’s Music City Mayhem tournament. And, if you’re a musician within a 30-mile radius of Nashville, you still have a chance to make a run at this year’s crown!

Through this Sunday, February 28, artists can submit to participate in Nashville’s premier new music discovery competition. Thirty-two acts will be chosen to go head-to-head in the tournament, with matchups decided on-air and online by fan vote until the field narrows to one eventual champion, to be crowned on April 28.

The winning band will receive a spot in Lightning 100’s heavy airplay rotation for twelve weeks following the
competition. Additionally, the champion will win an advertising package on Lightning 100 valued at
$3,200; a live broadcast performance from 3rd & Lindsley; three days of studio time with an engineer from
Forty-One Fifteen Recordings; a $500 credit towards legal advice from Whiskey Ghost Entertainment Law;
a pair of Adam Audio A7X monitors; ten hours of production, song development, mixing, and
mastering from Basement 3 Productions; a six-month Red6 membership to Ridenour Rehearsal Studios;
and a $300 gift card to Gruhn Guitars.

“Music City Mayhem has been a true blessing to everyone here at Lightning 100 and the Nashville music community. Just look at our inaugural winner from 2009, Moon Taxi. We just saw them headline Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium and sell over 5,000 tickets,” said Lightning 100 Program Director Dan Buckley. “We have discovered so many great Nashville bands from the contest over the years. Every time we ask for submissions, we find someone new to love. Over the years, the prize has gotten bigger and more valuable, and it’s attracted more and more talented acts. Winning is a big deal. Past winners have realized they were not even ready for all that came from being champions.”

One more thing: it’s free to enter! All you have to do is head to Lightning 100’s website for your chance at immortality. For extra motivation, feel free to picture your name in lights below!

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