Call for Artists: Smashburger Sizzles Into McAllen March 2011

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Enter to perform at Grand Opening Celebration

Smashburger, a fast-casual "better burger" restaurant is looking for the Rio Grande Valley's best homegrown band to kick off its McAllen Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, April 16, 2011. Smashburger is located at 1020 Nolana Loop at the corner of North 10th Street.

MCALLEN'S BEST HOMEGROWN BAND

Entry deadline: Monday, March 28, 2011

Gig date: Saturday, April 16, 2011 6-8 p.m.

1020 Nolana Loop at the corner of North 10th Street, McAllen 78504

Voting Runs: March 29-April 7, 2011

Vote at: http://www.smashburger.com/bands

Think your band has what it takes? Here's how to get in the running:
1.    Upload a video of you/your band performing (PG rating, please) to YouTube by Day, Date, Year.
2.    Send the link, your contact information, and any questions to bands@smashburger.com.

Finalists will be notified of their inclusion in the competition. The winning band will be chosen by the public through online voting, which runs March 29-April 7, 2011. The chosen band will be announced Friday, April 8, 2011. Be sure to log onto http://www.smashburger.com/bands to see how your band is faring and remind your friends to vote.

If you will work for burgers, this could be the gig for you. The winning band will perform at the McAllen grand opening from 6-8 p.m., Saturday, April 16, 2011. Local media will be invited to this event and bands' videos will be posted on the national Smashburger website. A large crowd is anticipated, and there is potential for media coverage for the grand opening. Bands are responsible for transporting their own instruments and taking care of any sound equipment needs.

About Smashburger
Denver, Colorado-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 company and joint-venture partner stores. The company has sold franchise agreements that will total more than 200 locations over the next five years. The company, joint venture and franchise development deals are part of Smashburger's plan to open 500-plus restaurants across the country, 30-60 in 2009. 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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