Win a trip to Austin, TX in March to perform at the Rolling Stone space at one of the largest music festivals in the United States!

Converse and Journeys have teamed up to bring you the third annual “Get Out of the Garage” music contest – a contest for up-and-coming bands that does just what it says.

The 2009 winners, Twank Star and Southern Backtones, won a trip to open up for Mayer Hawthorne and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart at Austin’s SxSW music festival, in March of 2010. The year before, contest winners Flying Machines, won a trip to NYC for a studio session at Sear Sound with GRAMMY award winning producer Mickey Petralia (Beck, Peaches, Saul Williams)

For this year’s Get Out of the Garage Music Contest, one Grand Prize winner will win a spot to perform on the six- city Get Out Of The Garage Music Tour which kicks off at Rolling Stone’s space in Austin, TX at one of the largest music festivals in the United States, an opportunity to record at Converse Rubber Tracks Studio and $10K in equipment from Guitar Center. The tour will also stop in Los Angeles, CA, Seattle, WA, Chicago, IL, Washington, D.C. and New York City, NY. Winner will be selected by fan voting There are two rounds of voting. In the first round, fans will have the opportunity to vote online for the top 100. Converse, Rolling Stone, Guitar Center and Journeys will choose the top ten. The second round of voting will allow fans to vote for one Grand Prize winner. The remaining 9 finalists will receive gift certificates from Converse and Guitar Center.

The contest starts NOW and we encourage bands from ALL musical genres and styles to enter!

November 12, 2010: Deadline to submit songs
November 15, 2010 – December 15, 2010: Vote for the top 100 submission (by the public)
January 5-20, 2010: Vote for the top 10 grand prize winners

Upload your song and register at

Get Out Of The Garage Music Contest
Get Out Of The Garage Music Contest

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