41 Bands will win a date on the main stage of the 2017 Vans Warped Tour and 1 Lucky band will win the grand prize including a 3 song EP produced by Multi-Platinum Producer John Feldmann (Blink-182, Beartooth, DED), a $10,000 guitar center shopping spree, and over $20,000 in other prizes! The Ernie Ball Play Warped contest is such a great contest for these young unsigned bands. A dream held by so many artists pounding the pavement for the chance to be a Warped Artist and Ernie Ball PLAY Warped winner!
Join Jeff as he introduces you to 15 bands entered into the contest, letting you know where they are from, and how you can give them points in the contest!
Music is featured by the following bands entered into the Ernie Ball PLAY Warped contest:
The contest started In 1997, as the very first Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands which kicked off at the San Francisco date of Warped Tour. Battle #1 had 18 stops in its first year and turned into a long-lasting relationship with Kevin Lyman and the Warped Tour. In 2016, the Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands was re branded to Ernie Ball: PLAY Warped, and 2016 marked the 20th anniversary of the Ernie Ball/Warped Tour Battle of the Bands relationship.
Past Winners include : Nothing More, PVRIS, and James Valentine from Maroon 5.