It is a search for a band that can perform at a high energy level for 10 nights in a row as one of two house bands at the Crown Royal Gold Buckle Zone at the MGM Grand Las Vegas during the national rodeo finals December 6th – 15th. The winning band will join Brad DuVall & Western Justice to keep the Gold Buckle Zone rockin’.
Any band that thinks they can meet the challenge.
The contest will be held at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill locations from coast to coast.
A representative from each of the sponsors – MGM Grand Las Vegas, Roper Apparel & Footwear, Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill, Country Jam USA Music Festivals, and Crown Royal.
There will also be a “celebrity” judge at each battle location.
Country artists Cowboy Troy & Danielle Peck will share MC duties at the various battle sites.
Check out the “Guidelines” tab below for all of the prize details.
You can expect to fully EARN the cash & prizes that are up for grabs in this contest. Just like the rodeo cowboys that will be in Vegas that week, your guts & fortitude will be tested by performing in Vegas for 10 days.
Email us a link to your best high-energy live performance Youtube video to MGMGrandBuckleBattle@gmail.com. Don’t forget to include your contact information! Our judging panel will narrow the submissions down and pick our favorite 30 bands. If you are selected you will be contacted by one of our representatives to assign you to your battle date at a Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill location nearest you. For any questions, please do not contact Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill directly. Please send an email to MGMGrandBuckleBattle@gmail.com.
All submissions must be received no later then September 10th in order to be qualified. NO LATE ENTRIES ACCEPTED. The 30 Final bands will be announced on this website on September 12th. Judging Panel – The judging panel will be comprised of representatives from each sponsor as well as a “Celebrity” judge at every battle location. Judges for the Finale will be announced at a later date. Brad DuVall from Western Justice will be judging the Finals to see who will be appearing with them in Las Vegas!
Friday, September 21st Foxborough, MA
Saturday, September 29th Minneapolis, MN
Saturday, October 6th Dallas, TX
Saturday, October 13th Mesa, AZ
Saturday, October 20th Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Saturday, October 27th Denver, CO
Saturday, November 3rd Dallas, TX
1.) The competition is organized and promoted by (Karman Inc., TKILTB and Country Jam and from this point forward referred to as “The Company”)
2.) I acknowledge that the purpose of the competition is the search for a band (consists of 3 (three) or more recording artists (hereafter referred to as ‘I/me/my’)) and the competition will entail
requiring a musical and / or vocal performance before a panel of Judges. I understand the nature of the competition and in signing this agreement I hereby consent to the recording and use of my contribution to the competition on the terms & conditions herein stated.
3.) Any filming at the MGM Grand Las Vegas is subject to a location agreement with the MGM Grand Las Vegas.
4.) Events may be filmed and/or recorded, I agree to the use of this material by the Company and by MGM Grand Hotel, LLC, and its affiliates for marketing and promotional purposes, including
but not limited to national and international broadcast, including rights to reproduce and edit footage and I agree to sign additional documents to effect the purposes of this paragraph.
5.) In the event I perform as part of the Competition any music and/or lyrics which are composed and/or written by me (“Compositions (s)”), I hereby warrant that such Composition (s)
are wholly original to me, are not subject to any third party rights or encumbrances which have been notified to the Company prior to my performance of such Composition (s) for
the competition and the performance and inclusion of such Composition (s) as part of the competition do not infringe the rights of any third party nor any common law or statutory rights
in any material.
6.) I am free to enter this Agreement and hereby agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Company and all prize providers, including but not limited to MGM Grand Hotel, LLC,
(“Indemnitees”) in respect of all actions, proceedings, claims, damages and other liabilities which may be brought against or incurred by the Indemnitees or any of them as a result of
the breach of any of my warranties, representations, obligations or undertakings contained in this Agreement, or, in the event I am participating as part of a group, such breach by any
other member of my Group. I agree that in the event of any breach of this agreement by the Company I shall not be entitled to enjoin and / or injunct the Competition and any legal remedy
I may have shall lie in an action at law for damages only.
7.) I acknowledge that the Company reserves the right to amend the rules (including without limitation verbally) or terminate the competition at any time without liability to me. The Company’s decisions shall be final.
8.) All contestants must be at least 21 years old at the time of entering the competition.
9.) I must be a resident in the United States. I may be asked to provide the Company with supporting documentation in order to substantiate this (i.e. birth certificate and / or valid
passport). I acknowledge that the Company reserves the right to require at any time proof of my identity and / or eligibility.
10.)All personal details and / or information given in my application either in this form or otherwise
must be truthful, accurate and in no way misleading. I undertake to inform the Company immediately if any such information becomes inaccurate.
11.)By submitting my details I am agreeing that from time to time the Company’s sponsors or associated companies or prize provider may contact me with information regarding
relevant services we feel may be of interest to me. Should I not wish to receive further information from GBBOB and associated companies, we should email ‘optout’ to
12.)The Company reserves the right to disqualify any contestant if they supply untruthful, inaccurate or misleading personal details and/ or information, have failed to abide by the rules and / or are in breach of terms hereof.
13.)The Company reserves the right to disqualify any contestant including any prizes awarded if they are deemed to be acting outside the spirit of the competition. The Company’s decisions shall be
14.)The Company will endeavor to operate the Competition and apply the Rules and conditions of the competition as devised by the Company. However I acknowledge that the decision of the
Company is final and the Company reserves the right to remove me from the Competition at their absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever.
15.)If any provision of this Agreement is adjudged by a court to be void or unenforceable such
provision shall no way affect any other provision of this Agreement, the application of the provision in any other circumstances or the validity or enforceability of this Agreement and
such provision shall be curtailed and limited only to the extent necessary to bring it within legal requirement.
16.)The Courts of the United States have sole jurisdiction in relation to the terms and conditions of the agreement contained in this release which shall be interpreted according to the laws of the
17.)Lastly and most importantly have fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!