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NATIONALS FINALS 8/6 AT EMPIRE CONTROL ROOM IN AUSTIN, TX
US Air Guitar, the official governing body of American competitive air guitar, today announced the 2016 US Air Guitar Championships, its three-tier tournament which scours the country in search of the nation’s best air guitarist. Winners of qualifying competitions in at least 15 cities will compete in six semifinals for a chance to battle at this year’s National Finals on August 6 at Empire Control Room in Austin, Texas.
Air Guitar Nation is regarded by many as the documentary that inspired a nation of creative weirdos to pick up their air axes, don colorful spandex, and rock on stage in the name of world peace. The official story of how air guitar competitions started in America debuted for the very first time at Austin’s Alamo Drafthouse during the 2006 SXSW Film Festival where it won the Audience Award.
In celebration of its 10th anniversary, US Air Guitar is excited to announce a very special screening of Air Guitar Nation at the South Lamar Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas on Friday, April 22 at 8:00 PM hosted by our favorite Master of Airemonies and star of the film, Bjorn Turoque.
The film will be followed by an Aireoke competition (that’s air guitar to music-oke) at The Highball where there will be there will be demonstrations by special guests, prizes and fun galore.
Hello US Air Guitar community! The office is busy these days, and we are giving you news as soon as it happens. Today we are announcing the six semifinal shows that will feed into the US Air Guitar National Championships!
One big change this year is that there will be no local wildcard spots hand-picked by US Air Guitar to fill out the show lineups. Instead, those slots will be available on a first-come, first-serve signup basis to the local competitors who want it the most! This means that winners and organizers from the qualifier level will automatically qualify for these shows, and up to 15 slots are reserved for other competitors to sign up at $20/entry. However, competitors may only sign up for one of the shows below, and the exact number of slots available will be based on the number of earned slots (including last year’s semi winners) that are accepted.
Ticket links to all venues are not live yet – this is an early announcement so performers can plan their summer!
June 17 – US Air Guitar Championships – Portland at Dante’s