Admission is free (ages 21 and older permitted to attend) to the "Hard Rock Rising Battle of the Bands" finals at 8 p.m. on May 18. 

Four local bands will compete for a chance to win this year’s grand prize – a live performance during halftime at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.

The event is part of Hard Rock International’s global Battle of the Bands completion. Over 6,000 artists around the world entered to be part of the competition. HRI divided the planet into four regions and each city narrowed down their entrants to four final bands.

The finalists performing May 18 are as follows:

Erin Stoll - Medina

Tok Pisin (PORO) – Cleveland

Joshua Surgeon and the Dusty Bottoms – Cuyahoga Falls

Konipshun Phit – Cleveland

For additional details about the Hard Rock Rising Battle of the Bands competition, visit