Call For Artists: Smashburger Wants You to Rock Las Vegas - Smashburger Rock Your City Band Competition Seeks Submissions

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Smashburger is now in Las Vegas and is looking for bands to submit videos as part of a band competition. The winner will perform during opening weekend.

Smashburger, a fast-casual “better burger” restaurant, is looking for Las Vegas’ best homegrown band to kick off the restaurant’s debut. The competition is looking for bands of all styles to participate. The winner will perform on Saturday, March 20. The first Las Vegas Smashburger is located at 7541 W. Lake Mead, Suite 2.

LAS VEGAS’ BEST HOMEGROWN BAND DATES:
Entry deadline for video submission: Sunday, March 7, 2010
Voting begins: Monday, March 8, 2010
A winner will be announced on Monday, March 15, 2010
Winning band performs on Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 11:30 a.m.

Here’s how bands can get in the running:
1.    Upload a video of you/your band performing (PG, please) to YouTube.
2.    Send the link, contact information and any questions to bands (at) smashburger (dot) com no later than Sunday, March 7, 2010.

Finalists will be notified of their inclusion in the competition. The winning band will be chosen by the public through online voting, which runs from Monday, March 8 through Sunday, March 14, 2010. The chosen band will be announced on Monday, March 15, 2010. Bands can visit http://www.smashburger.com/bands to see how their band is faring and should remind their fans to vote.

The winning band will play a one-hour set on Saturday, March 20, 2010, at 11:30 a.m. and then enjoy a Smashburger meal. Local media will be invited to this event and the participating bands’ videos will be posted on the national Smashburger Web site. A large crowd is anticipated for the opening weekend and there is potential for media coverage. Bands are responsible for transporting their own instruments and taking care of any sound equipment needs.

About Smashburger
Denver-based Smashburger is a fast-casual restaurant designed to be every city's favorite burger place. Developed and owned by private equity and concept-development firm Consumer Capital Partners (CCP), Smashburger develops both corporate and joint venture partner stores. The company has sold franchise agreements that will total more than 275 locations over the next five years. The corporate, joint venture, and franchise development deals are part of Smashburger's plan to open 500-plus restaurants across the country, 100-125 stores will be open nationwide by the end of 2010. Smashburger was named a 2009 Hot Concepts! award winner by Nation’s Restaurant News. To learn more, visit http://www.smashburger.com.

About Consumer Capital Partners
Denver-based Consumer Capital Partners (CCP) is an innovative private investment and concept development firm focused on multi-unit retail businesses, primarily in the restaurant, liquor, food, and leisure industries. CCP has deep experience in the fields of private equity, brand, concept and product development, and strategic consulting. To learn more about CCP, please visit http://www.consumercp.com.

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