FOX 50 Launches Local Search for the Next Great American Band!

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FOX 50 Launches Local Search for the Next Great American Band!

Next Great American Band contest This summer one local band could become the Next Great American Band! The producers of the mega-hit phenomenon AMERICAN IDOL are conducting a nationwide talent search for the Next Great American Band!

FOX 50 (WRAZ) will give ONE LOCAL BAND the opportunity of a lifetime – a trip to LAS VEGAS for a guaranteed audition with the judges of THE SEARCH FOR THE NEXT GREAT AMERICAN BAND! (Think of it as the Hollywood round of American Idol!)

FOX 50 is looking for local bands of all genres, all ages, all looks and all sounds. To be eligible each band should have at least 2 members and include some form of musical instruments. A cappella groups will not be considered. Eligible bands should submit a video recording (DVD preferred) of a live performance to FOX 50. Official rules and application may be downloaded at Deadline for submissions is Monday, July 23 by 5:30pm (ET).

Now – Monday, July 23

  • Download rules & application from Mail or drop-off video (DVD preferred) with application to FOX 50 (WRAZ) in Durham, NC.

Thursday, July 26 – Sunday, July 29

Monday, July 30

More info on The Search for the Next Great American Band at:

Serving as judges for the local band competition will be music executives from Deep South Entertainment. Deep South Entertainment is based in Raleigh and has offices in both Raleigh and Nashville, Tennessee. Over the years, Deep South has managed a wide-range of artists including Bruce Hornsby, Little Feat, Stryper, Michael Sweet, Vienna Teng, The Subdudes, Lee Roy Parnell, Allison Moorer, The Warren Brothers, Darden Smith, Kyler England and many, many others.

“The Triangle has always been one of the most creative music markets in the world, so it was no surprise that FOX 50 was chosen as one of the few markets in the nation to help find great talent,” said Dave Rose, co-owner of Deep South Entertainment. “I am honored that Deep South can play a role in helping find America’s next great band.”
The local bands chosen as finalists will be posted on from Thursday, July 26 until midnight on Sunday, July 29. During this time, viewers may watch the finalists’ videos and vote for their favorite band. The band with the most online votes will be announced at noon on Monday, July 30, 2007 on and will win the trip to Las Vegas for an audition with the judges of The Search for the Next Great American Band!

The Search for the Next Great American Band will air Fridays this fall on FOX 50.

Great American Band Contest

Thanks to FOX 50’s Christine Van Cott & Gayle Hardy for this capcom story.


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