WMGK Presents the Battle of the Bands
February 8, 2013
On Friday February 22 Atlantic City will be enveloped in the sound and spirit of classic rock. The Who will play Boardwalk Hall and 102.9 WMGK-FM and Revel will host a series of activities before, during and after the concert that will satisfy the musical cravings of any classic rock music fan. 102.9 WMGK-FM afternoon drive host, Andre Gardner, will host a Who Concert pre-party and live broadcast inside The Social (located at Revel) from 2pm to 7pm. As soon as he’s done broadcasting, Gardner will preside over a huge Battle of the Bands event, dubbed the ‘Who’s Best Battle Of The Bands’, featuring four of the best classic rock cover bands in the tri-state area.
The bands will compete to win $500 in prize money and a performance contract with Revel. The winner of the Battle of the Bands will play an thirty minute encore set at 11pm. The encore set will coincide with the end of that evening’s Who concert and will serve as 102.9 WMGK’s official Who concert after party. Concert attendees are welcomed to continue their rocking evening at The Social.
Three of the competing bands have been chosen. Each of the bands are former WMGK House Band contest winners – Final Vinyl, The Dead Poets and Them Bones. WMGK and Revel are looking for one more classic rock cover band to add to the bill. Bands interested in performing can go to wmgk.com and submit a video of their band performing one song. WMGK and Revel will select their favorite submission and invite that band to perform on February 22, 2013 at The Social.
About The Social
The Social is an entertainment venue at the center of Revelry. Pull up to the bar, choose an intimate table, or opt for one that fits all your friends. With two levels and three bars, The Social has room for everyone.
The energy’s magnetic and the party’s always changing. Weekend mornings start with Liquid Brunch, including a bloody-mary bar and a DJ to help you wake up. Sports Theater elevates watching all the Big Games to new levels. Live speakers keep you in fresh insights, and Uber Happy Hours keep you in drinks and music. Come dark, comedians keep you laughing, and live bands and DJ sets keep the party going late into the night.
Anything can happen at The Social – a surprise show, a performer stopping by for a song or two, a new perspective on life and love.
Revel is a new destination for uncommon recreation. The beachfront resort is smoke-free and features more than 1,800 rooms with sweeping ocean views. The resort houses a 130,000-square-foot casino with more than 2,400 slot machines, nearly 100 table games, electronic tables and a 37-table Poker Room. Designed to embrace its natural surroundings, Revel curates a collection of daylife and nightlife experiences crafted to bring the outside in and the inside out. Indoor and outdoor pools, gardens, lounges, and a 32,000-square-foot spa provide guests with a relaxing resort, while an outstanding collection of 14 restaurant concepts from award-winning chefs and restaurateurs, live entertainment featuring marquee acts and international artists, nightclubs, a casino that feels like a theatre and a collection of boutiques in The Row tailor to each guest’s passions. Revel recently received regional recognition in the annual ‘Best of Philly’ awards by Philadelphia magazine, named the ‘Best of Philly 2012 Casino Hotel.’