It's fun time again for fans of live music. The fourth annual Ultimate Music Challenge kicks off this Sunday, April 11, at Viejas Casino's Dreamcatcher Lounge.
You can enjoy a good old-fashioned battle of the bands between some of the finest cover and tribute bands in Southern California every Sunday evening from now until June 20. Five bands will play every week, between 6pm and 10pm. They will each do a few songs and be critiqued by some savvy music pros, a la American Idol. The grand prize is $20,000, so this is some serious competition! I went a few times last year and I was blown away by how good every group was.
Last years winners, Rolling the Stones, are busy making a big name for themselves. In fact, they will play at House of Blues this weekend!
There is no cover charge but you must be over 21
I'll be out there this Sunday for a lineup that includes Rockola, Ramshackle, 60 Years On, Midnight Run, and Stelitta's Groove (not necessarily in that order.)
I hope to see you there. It will kick ass.