Boxkar advances in Hard Rock Rising competition

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Appleton band Boxkar is looking for your vote.

The five-piece rock outfit competed in this year’s Hard Rock Rising global battle of bands competition in Chicago and has reached the top 96 of 941 competing bands.

Following several battle rounds against Chicago’s top talent, Boxkar has moved on to the global voting round to vie for the grand prize which includes a world tour in six cities arranged by Hard Rock International including a spot on the bill at the Hard Rock Calling festival in London, an album and music video produced through Hard Rock Records and new music equipment and gear valued at $10,000.

With their latest victory, Boxkar, along with 95 other bands, have entered the final online fan vote. Starting Monday, April 22 at 9 a.m., fans will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite competing band, while downloading free tracks from any band of their choice. To find more information on how to vote for Boxkar or other competing bands, visit

The top 25 bands, as determined by total votes, will move on to the final round, where a panel of music industry professionals will evaluate each band and select the grand prize winner and two-runner up bands. Online voting ends May 1.


About Hard Rock International

With a total of 177 venues in 58 countries, including 141 cafes, 18 hotels and 8 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands.  The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai.  HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the companies’ two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida., as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Biloxi, Chicago, Cancun, Las Vegas, San Diego and Singapore. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include Melaka and San Jose.  New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Aruba, Riviera Maya, Abu Dhabi and Shenzhen and Haikou in China. New Hard Rock Casino projects in development include Hungary and Northfield, OH.  For more information on Hard Rock International, visit

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