Will Play for Burgers

By: David Burger; The Salt Lake Tribune

Come this August, Smashburger will be coming to the Salt Lake Valley.

The Colorado-based “fast casual” restaurant is hosting a Smash Salt Lake City Band Competition to find a local group to play at Smashburger during its Utah debut. The selected band will provide entertainment at Smashburger’s first Utah location in West Valley City on Saturday, Aug. 15. 

Utah’s first two Smashburger locations will open in West Valley on Wednesday, Aug. 12 located at 3513 South 2700 West and Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Aug. 19 located at 1028 East 2100 South.

Smash Salt Lake City Band Competition
Entry deadline: Friday, Aug. 7, 2009
Gig date: Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
3513 South 2700 West in West Valley City

Here’s how to get in the competition:

1.    Upload a video of you/your band performing to YouTube by Friday, Aug. 7.
2.    Send the link, your contact information, and any questions to bands@smashburger.com.

Finalists will be notified of their inclusion in the competition. The Most Smashing Band will be chosen by the public through online voting, which runs Saturday, Aug. 8 through Wednesday, Aug. 12. The Smash Salt Lake City winner will be announced Wednesday, Aug. 12. Log onto www.smashburger.com/bands to see how your band is faring and remind your friends to vote.

The winning band will play a one-hour set at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009. Additionally, a live radio remote with Salt Lake-based X96 (96.3 FM) is scheduled during the band’s set. Local media will also be invited to this event and the winning bands’ videos will be posted on the national Smashburger Web site. A large crowd is anticipated. Bands are responsible for transporting their own instruments and providing necessary sound equipment.