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Bands invited to compete for opening spots at Founders Weekend street dance

Posted by Melissa Weber on Monday, Jul. 26, 2010


The University of Minnesota, Morris is hosting a contest for two bands to open for Monroe Crossing and the Johnny Holm Band during the campus’ Founders Weekend festivities. The free outdoor concert begins at 1:30 p.m. and continues throughout the day—culminating in the Johnny Holm Band performance at 7 p.m.

To compete, bands must submit a video featuring them playing either original or covered music, to the University of Minnesota, Morris at urel@morris.umn.edu. Videos will be posted to the campus's YouTube channel. The two winning bands will be chosen based on a combination of public votes received on YouTube and by a panel of local judges.

Bands can submit videos now through August 20, 2010. Winners will be announced on September 7, 2010. Visit 2010.morris.umn.edu for official rules or contact the University of Minnesota, Morris Office of University Relations at 320-589-6414.