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Hard Rock International Names Three Finalists For 2019 Battle Of The Bands Competition

Finalists Receive an All-Expenses Paid Trip to New York to Perform in Front of Top Record Label Executives and the Chance to Win a $15,000 Grand Prize

The stage is set for the ultimate music performance – Hard Rock Cafe’s 2019 Battle of the Bands final round competition. Following three preliminary rounds of heated competition, judges and fans have selected Sweet Fever from Nashville, USA; Moonlight Zoo from Glasgow, Scotland and Napkin from Curitiba, Brazil to compete live at Hard Rock Cafe New York in Times Square. Each of the three finalists have received an all-expenses paid trip to New York City to perform in front of top music industry executives at Hard Rock Cafe New York in Times Square on World Music Day, Friday, June 21, 2019.

One performing artist or group will be crowned winner of Hard Rock’s 2019 Battle of the Bands competition and take home a $15,000 grand prize. Fans looking to learn more about the participating bands, listen to their performances and attend the show can visit

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“At Hard Rock Cafe, we pride ourselves on providing authentic entertainment experiences at our Cafes globally, and the Battle of the Bands competition exemplifies our dedication to finding the gold standard of undiscovered talent,” said Stephen K. Judge, President of Cafe Operations at Hard Rock International. “Like the gold standard of our entertainment experience, we also set the same bar for our food, which is showcased in our newly-debuted menu headlined by our award-winning Steak Burgers.  We invite fans around the world to celebrate the amazing talent in Hard Rock Cafe’s 2019 Battle of the Bands competition as we introduce them to the world stage in Times Square.”

In addition to discovering the best new, musical talent, guests at Hard Rock Cafes around the world can discover the best new burger talent – Hard Rock Cafe’s award-winning lineup of Steak Burgers. The new Steak Burgers, created with a fresh proprietary beef blend in partnership with Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors to produce the most flavorful burger possible, are part of Hard Rock Cafe’s exciting new menu, which launched at Cafe locations around the world on Friday, June 14, 2019. The star of the new Hard Rock Cafe menu is the world’s first 24-Karat Gold Leaf Steak Burger™, a burger with purpose that benefits Action Against Hunger. The new menu also boasts delicious Boozy Milkshakes, Sliders and Shareables that encourage adventure and exploration, allowing fans to curate their most flavorful playlist.

The 2019 Battle of the Bands competition is brought to fans through a partnership with Pepsi, combining Hard Rock’s iconic brand and worldwide music program with Pepsi’s strong music initiatives. The battle enables undiscovered talent to kickstart their music careers by introducing themselves to leading music industry executives and Hard Rock’s global audience.

To watch the Battle of the Bands competition on Facebook Live, please visit Those looking to dine at Hard Rock Cafe can find their local Cafe and make a reservation by visiting To purchase Hard Rock Cafe merchandise, visit the online Rock Shop® at For additional information on the Hard Rock Cafe brand, please visit

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