As we’ve previously mentioned, 2012 marks the 15th anniversary of venerable indie-rock label Yep Roc, who will mark this milestone with a three-night celebration at the Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro from October 11 – 13, aptly dubbed Yep Roc 15. The label-centric fest is set to feature performances from Nick Lowe, John Wesley Harding, Fountains of Wayne, Josh Rouse, Jukebox The Ghost, The Sadies and more.
Yesterday the Haw River, North Carolina-based label announced the YR15 Minutes of Fame contest, where they are asking fans to submit cover songs of their favorite Yep Roc artist performing at the festival and upload them to YouTube, with the grand prize of two tickets, airfare and a hotel room for all three nights of the Yep Roc Records’ 15th Anniversary blowout.
Here’s some more details courtesy of John Wesley Harding…
Fans are encouraged to submit cover songs of their favorite Yep Roc artist performing at the festival and upload them to YouTube. The top 3 videos with the most “likes” on YouTube will make it to the final round where a panel of Yep Roc artists will pick the Grand Prize Winner and runner-ups. Their panel of judges, which include Yep Roc-ers Eleni Mandell, Django Haskins of the Old Ceremony, and the boys from Jukebox the Ghost, will pick a grand prize winner to be announced on September 24.
The grand prize includes 2 tickets, airfare, and a hotel room for all three nights of the Yep Roc Records’ 15th Anniversary blowout.
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