2010 XPOZ Battle of the Fans now taking band applications

2010 XPOZ Battle of the Fans now taking band applications

Seven local winners to perform at Extreme Thing Sports & Music Festival

LAS VEGAS – December 3, 2009 – Submissions are now being accepted for the 2010 XPOZ Battle of the Fans contest, giving seven local bands a chance to perform in front of thousands at Extreme Thing, Nevada’s largest sports and music festival. Qualifying bands should sign up at www.smokefreescene.com by 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010.

Each year more than 100 bands apply for the chance to promote a smoke free image and musical environment and perform in front of thousands of fans. Bands will not be allowed to smoke at any of the preliminary shows or during Extreme Thing. All band members are required to be residents of Clark County and be an average age of 26 or younger. Also, bands that have performed on the XPOZ Battle of the Fans stage within the past 24 months are ineligible. For a complete list of rules and regulations, please visit www.smokefreescene.com or email questions to xpoz@snhdmail.org. Qualifying bands should sign up at www.smokefreescene.com by 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010.

The XPOZ committee selects 42 bands to move forward in the Battle of the Fans and all qualifiers will receive an email notification by Friday, Jan. 8, 2010. If selected, bands must agree to sell 50 tickets to preliminary performances at $10 each.

The 2010 Battle of the Fans winners will ultimately be chosen by fans and popular vote after six preliminary performances taking place at 702 Skatepark in North Las Vegas. Each paid, ticketed guest will receive one voting ticket and can vote for their favorite band by placing the voting ticket in the band’s designated ballot box.

Performance dates are as follows:

* Friday, Feb. 12 and Saturday Feb. 13
* Friday, Feb. 19 and Saturday, Feb. 20
* Friday, Feb. 26 and Saturday, Feb. 27

Specific band performances and times on these dates are TBA.

About Extreme Thing

Extreme Thing Sports & Music festival is a youth-driven event featuring great food, extreme sports, live music and fun for all ages. Extreme Thing is produced by Clark County Parks & Recreation and is Nevada’s largest action sports and music festival. The event features professional wrestling exhibitions, roller derby tournament with teams from across the United States, a pro BMX dirt jump competition hosted by Ricardo Laguna and much more. The main stage features musical performances by national punk bands and the XPOZ stage features the seven local bands and winners of the XPOZ Battle of the Fans. The 2010 event takes place Saturday, March 27, 2010, at Desert Breeze Skate Park.

About Clark County

Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 15th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to more than 2 million citizens and 44 million visitors a year. Included are the nation’s 7th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The county also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to almost 900,000 residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development. In 2009, Clark County celebrates a “century of service.”

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