THE 2011 US AIR GUITAR CHAMPIONSHIPS - BROOKLYN REGIONAL
Bowery Presents and Brooklyn Bowl are proud to be bringing The 2011 US Air Guitar Championships to back to Williamsburg on June 16! On this special evening, we are looking to find the best local Air Guitarists to represent Brooklyn in the National Championships. One winner from this competition, and one from each of the 20 other cities where USAG is holding Regional Competitions, will be flown to Chicago on July 23 to compete in the Air Guitar National Finals for the crown of US Air Guitar Champion. The Winner of the National Finals will become The 2011 US Champion, and will win a trip to the Air Guitar World Championships in Finland this August, where he or she will represent the stars and stripes against national champions from 25 other countries all around the world!
Everyone in the tri-state area is encouraged to either sign up and compete, or buy a ticket to come see for yourself what kind of Air Guitar talent the Brooklyn Regional will have to offer (sign up to compete at www.USAirGuitar.com, and purchase tickets to witness this event from Brooklyn Bowl's website or at the box office).
Each US Regional consists of two rounds. In Round 1, each competitor performs to a song of their own choosing. Competitors with highest scores from Round 1 advance to Round 2, where they must then perform to a surprise compulsory song. In each round, contestants perform to 60 seconds of a song, and are judged on a combination of Technical Merit, Stage Presence, and “Airness." All guitars must be invisible. In each city, the jury is a panel of independent judges that are hand picked by US Air Guitar. The results of the jury cannot be protested.
In addition to local competitors, Brooklyn will see a special Half Time Performance by two-time NY & US Champion WILLIAM OCEAN and his air band CATEGORY SIXX. These is a once in a lifetime performances by veterans of the craft that is not to be missed.
Bjorn Turoque, who co-stars in the movie Air Guitar Nation, will also return to host the event. And 2008 US & World Air Guitar Champion Hot Lixx Hulahan will return to judge.