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ArtsWave CincyJams, presented by Accenture, is Cincy's first workplace Battle of the Bands!

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Bands representing some of Cincy's biggest companies will compete May 19, 7 p.m. at the Hard Rock Cafe with the top two receiving the opportunity to perform on stage at the largest arts event in the region: this year’s BLINK®, illuminated by ArtsWave, happening October 13-16.

Radio One’s R&B, Hip-Hop and “The People’s Champ” DJ Don Juan Fasho will emcee the evening with FREE admission, and the audience will decide the winners! Our "Fan-Favorite" winners will be decided by how loud the audience can cheer (measured by a decibel reader), and our "Fan-Funded" winners will be selected by which team can raise the most money during the live, donate-to-vote competition at the show.

Other prizes: The "Fan Favorite" band will have the chance to cut their own album, with recording time at Studeō Par- in Northside through Cincinnati Music Accelerator. Prior to the recording session, they will receive two one-on-one coaching sessions – one from the family of Bootsy Collins and the other from Drew Lachey. Members of the “Fan Funded” band will receive pairs of tickets to this year’s Cincinnati Music Festival presented by P&G, featuring headliners Charlie Wilson and Janet Jackson.

In addition, the Runner up will receive Beer for a Year from Fretboard Brewing Company and winning bands will receive merchandise from Hard Rock, along with an array of tickets to the region’s arts.

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Sponsors and Partners:

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BLINK is a trademark of the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr.,/U.S. Bank Foundation exclusively licensed by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber.