French Lick Resort Announces Finalists for Classic Rock Band Battle
Live first round performances begin August 14 in Casino

FRENCH LICK, Ind. (August 12, 2009) – A battle of the bands returns to French Lick Resort this Friday when 16 bands representing Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois and Ohio “duke it out” for French Lick Resort’s Classic Rock Band Battle. The 16 finalists include OGR (Louisvlle, KY), The Unknown (Bedford, IN), Rusted River (Mitchell, IN), Dame’s Rocket (Springville, IN), The Emeralds (Cincinnati, OH), Jeff Randal and the Sunday Best (Scotland, IL), King Cave (Corydon, IN), Compass Rose (Bloomington, IN), Tattoo Babylon (Louisville, KY), Empty Fifth (Louisville, KY), KTO (Louisville, KY), Limited Slip (Mitchell, IN), Windfall (Dayton, OH), Seize the Day (Shepherdsville, KY), The Rock Show (Bedford, IN) and Cockeyed Clyde (Indianapolis, IN).

The action gets started Aug. 14, 15, 21 and 22 with the first round of dueling events. A full schedule of round one is included below. Four bands will compete nightly with the winner of each pairing going on to round two. Scheduled for August 28 and 29, round two will feature the eight remaining bands.

Four semi-finalists will perform on Sept 12. The competition will come full circle on Sept. 19 when a panel of judges picks the big winner.

Fans and supporters, 21 and over, are encouraged to attend the casino performances since bands are judged by crowd applause until the final round.

For the finale, the two remaining bands will go head-to-head in the Windsor Ballroom. The winning band will receive $7,500 cash prize, while the runner-up receives $2,500.

Preliminary round performances are free for casino guests. Tickets for the final showdown are $10 and may be purchased at the Hoosier Sugar Company in the French Lick Springs Hotel, on Ticketforce or at the door the night of the show.
Fans can follow all the action on the resort’s Facebook page and through Twitter updates.

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Classic Rock Band Battle
French Lick Casino
Round One Competition

August 14/ 8:00 p.m. OGR
August 14/ 9:30 p.m. The Unknown

August 14/ 11:00 p.m. Rusted River
August 14/ 12:30 a.m. Dame’s Rocket

August 15/ 8: 00 p.m. The Emeralds
August 15/ 9:30 p.m. Jeff Randal & The Sunday Best

August 15/ 11:00 p.m. Kings Cave
August 15/ 12:30 a.m. Compass Rose

August 21/ 8:00 p.m. Tattoo Babylon
August 21/ 9:30 p.m. Empty Fifth

August 21/ 11:00 p.m. KTO
August 21/ 12:30 p.m. Limited Slip

August 22/ 8:00 p.m. Windfall
August 22/ 9:30 p.m. Seize the Day

August 22/ 11:00 p.m. The Rock Show
August 22/ 12:30 a.m. Cockeyed Clyde

French Lick Resort is a $500 million historic restoration and casino development project that includes the West Baden Springs Hotel, French Lick Springs Hotel and the new French Lick Casino. This premier resort and casino destination features 686 guest rooms and suites; a 51,000-square-foot, single-level casino; 45 holes of golf, including the fully restored 1917-designed Donald Ross Course at French Lick and the new, 18-hole Pete Dye Course at French Lick (opening Spring 2009); two full-service spas with a combined 36 treatment rooms totaling 42,000 square feet; meeting and event space totaling 115,000 square feet and an array of dining and entertainment options.