Now in the fourth year the competition has a new and exciting component, a panel of judges will now settle on the $10,000 Grand Prize Winner. Artists are encouraged to upload their music to the Buffalo Trace online jukebox, where they can earn votes, which the compeition refers to as ‘shots’ from the online community.
The top vote-getting bands from each month, January-August, will win a $500 cash prize and a spot in the September finals. The eight finalists will battle to make it to the finals which will feature three bands facing off, where the aforementioned panel of judges will determine the final winner.
"We love bourbon and great music," said Buffalo Trace Brand Manager, Kris Comstock. "Both take talent, patience and dedication to the craft. Over the past few years, we've offered obscure bands some great exposure and prize money. This year's champion will take home $10,000."