Bandapalooza 2012: Food, Drinks, + Voting in Your Fave Bands to Alive @ Five

14 May

Check out 10 local bands and vote in your favorites to play the 2012 Alive @ Five

Last year we told you about Bandapalooza, the contest that pits local bands against each other for the right, pleasure, and honor to play at Alive @ Five.  Last year was band against band, in a bracket-like competition with three finalists.  This year things are a bit different.  You’ll still be able to check out your favorite local bands at restaurants throughout Stamford then vote on 95.9 The Fox.  Voting is open from May 18-5/22 at noon.  The top three winners will go on to play Alive @ Five on 6/21, 6/28/ and 7/5 (full schedule below) at Columbus Park.

The bands do their thing on Friday, 5/18/12 from 8 pm to 12:30 am.  When the specific times are posted, we’ll update this for you.  Here’s the schedule of bands and where to hear them.  Also, check out the winners (when the votes are in) and the complete Alive @ Five.

All Banged Up 8-9:30 @ Bartaco (222 Summer St.)

Bearin’ Peace 9:15-10:15@ Black Bear Saloon (261 Main St.)

Skies for Miles 10-11 @ Bradford’s Grill & Tavern (83 Bedford St.)

Mandated Reporters 9:15-11 @ Brick House Bar & Grill (244 Bedford St.)

Second Street Saints 8:40-9:40 @ BUtterfield 8 Restaurant & Lounge  (112 Bedford St.)

Woods of Arden  10:15-12:30@ Lucky Break – 268 Atlantic St.
1974 11:15-12:30 @ SBC Downtown Restaurant & Brewery – 131 Summer St.
The Exposure 8-9 @ Station Eats – 3 Landmark Square
The Senate 8-8:45 @ Tiernan’s – 187 Main St.

Lawrence Trailer 10-10:45 @ Tigin Irish Pub – 175 Bedford St.

From Stamford Downtown’s Alive @ Five site:
June 21   Los Lonely Boys
Second Street Saints
June 28 G. Love & Special Sauce
Jay Loftus
Lawrence Trailer
July 5 Creedence Clearwater Revisited
sponsored by Frank Mercede & Sons
  Running Late
All Banged Up
July 12 Matisyahu
Moon Taxi
Emergency Service
July 19 Hot Chelle Rae
sponsored by Reckson
Eytan & The Embassy
My Pet Dragon
July 26 Javier Colon
sponsored by Stamford Marriott, Hilton Stamford & Sheraton Stamford Hotel
Matt Beilis
  Annie Minogue
Aug. 2 Foreigner
sponsored by NBCUniversal*
& Skytop Lodge
Matt O’Ree
Frank Viele & The Manhattan Project

Alive @ Five, Rules for 2012

  • You must be 21 and older to get into the concert area after 7 pm.  Hands will be marked for under 21.  Under 21 cannot leave and re-enter.
  • If you are under 21 and arrive before 7pm, you are welcome to stay for the entire concert, but you cannot leave and re-enter.
  • Photo I.D. is required.
  • Passports and Out of State IDs require a Second Form of Photo I.D. with Date of Birth.
  • $10.00 fee to attend the Alive @ Five Festival.
  • Children aged 12 and under are free, but must enter before 7pm and cannot leave and re-enter.

Single main entrance located on Main Street
just east of Clark and Lower Summer Streets with multiple entry portals.

Restricted Items
Attendees cannot enter with bicycles, coolers, chairs, bicycles, weapons,containers of any kind, liquid, alcohol, pets, video cameras or tape recorders. Backpacks and large bags are subject to police search.  Please leave them at home.

Alive @ Five Map

Eat, Drink, and Vote in Your Favorites: BANDAPALOOZA Decides 3 Alive @ Five Acts! Stamford Downtown, CT

19 May

Update:  Here are the results, live at 5, 5/23.  There will be three more competitions to decide the bands who will play at Alive @ Five.  Check back for the final entrants shortly after June 16.

June 2           The Woulda Coulda Shouldas (eliminated) vs. Black Taxi  (eliminated)
June 9           Stalking Sally vs. The Mike Cusato Band
June 16         The Adam Currie Band vs.The Mad Things featuring The Good Doctor
All three dates are on Bedford Street at 5 pm.

If you live in or near Stamford, you’ve probably been to at least one Alive @ Five event.  This year will be uber-awesome with acts like Third Eye Blind, MC Hammer and The B-52s, but there are other acts yet to be decided.  12 acts will be playing in Downtown Stamford this Friday, May 20, in hopes of being one of the three finalists who will actually play at Alive @ Five!  Yeah, damn cool honor.

So, check out some of the restaurants listed below, all linked up for your easy consumption.  Check out these spots, do some Omnoming, vote for your faves, and rock on!  After this, check out BANDAPALOOZA on Bedford Street on June 2, 9, and 16 to see your favorite band through to the Alive @ Five stage.

The Palms -> Freddy & The Yetis (Full set time: 8:30pm-9:30pm)

Hula Hank’s -> The Adam Currie Band (Full set time: 8:30pm-9:30pm)

Bobby Vs -> Sea Rhapsody (Full set time: 9:30pm-11:00pm)

Rack N’ Roll -> Bend or Break (Full set time: 9:30pm-10:30pm)

-> Black Taxi (Full set time: 11:00pm-11:45pm)

BUtterfield 8 -> The Woulda Coulda Shouldas (Full set time: 9:00pm-10:30pm)

Tigín Irish Pub -> Coax Rhino (Full set time: 10:00pm-11:00pm)

Bradford’s -> The Mad Things featuring The Good Doctor (Full set time: 10:30pm-11:30pm)

Black Bear Saloon -> Stalking Sally (Full set time: 10:00pm-12:00am)

SBC (Food + Beer Review) -> Kristin Errett (Full set time: 10:45pm-11:45pm)

The Fez (1st Review, 2nd Review)  -> Made Again (Full set time: 11:00pm-12:15am)

Brick House -> The Mike Cusato Band (Full set time: 10:30pm-1:30am)

For up-to-date info see  www.stamford-downtown.com.

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