Paris may be well known for its historic role in the jazz movement, but today it boasts a lively rock scene that music fans should not miss. Thanks to numerous festivals and hip music venues throughout the city, there are plenty of places to catch the trendiest rock acts. In March and April 2014, visitors can put one more venue on their music agenda — the Hard Rock Café Paris.
An event called Hard Rock Rising is bringing the most popular, up-and-coming rock groups to the international restaurant chain in order to reveal their talents to the world. The bands are selected through a vote held on the Facebook page of the Hard Rock Café Paris.
The winning bands will play in qualification sessions taking place at the restaurant on March 12, 19 and 26. The result of these sessions is that a group of bands will be selected to play in the Parisian grand finale on April 2, 2014. They will perform in front of a jury of music professionals. In the past big names from Rolling Stone, Fender Guitars and many other heavy hitters from the industry have participated as part of the jury.
For three years, the Hard Rock Rising musical competition has been seeking the next great rock stars all over the globe. The winners of the Paris edition will have the chance to represent France in the global competition, which will bring together 25 national winners for a final competition at the Hard Rock Live festival in Rome.
But first, it will all start in Paris for a handful of lucky bands. Guests staying at the Hôtel de la Tour Maubourg can check out the excitement in March and April at the Hard Rock Café Paris.