Calling All Indie Bands: Get Out Of The Garage is Back

Part 2Guitar Center and Converse Inc. have announced the second annual Get Out of the Garage artist discovery program offering emerging musicians the chance to launch their career and attain national recognition. At stake is a prize package offering a chance to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, which airs weeknights at 10:35 |11:35 CT pm ABC, studio time at the state-of-the-art Converse Rubber Tracks Recording studio in Brooklyn, new gear, $25,000 cash and more.

The Prize Package Includes:

  • - A week of studio time at Converse Rubber Tracks
  • - $25,000 cash
  • -The chance to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
  • - A professionally directed and produced music video
  • - New gear from top music instrument vendors
  • - Free worldwide digital distribution from TuneCore
  • - Live performance opportunities

How to Enter

Unsigned artists nationwide can submit a recorded live performance or music video to the official Get Out of the Garage website: http://www.guitarcenter.com/getoutofthegarage. Participating artists will be ranked based on social media and fan growth throughout the submission period. The top 50 bands will be reviewed by a judging committee, from which five finalists will be chosen to perform live at the finals where the winner will be named.

Get Out of the Garage brings together Guitar Center and Converse; two like-minded brands, renowned for their long-standing passion in supporting musicians. Get Out of the Garage is an extension of Converse and Guitar Center's ongoing collaboration to provide musicians with tools to pursue their musical aspirations. Fully equipped with the best instruments and equipment supplied by Guitar Center, Converse Rubber Tracks gives back to the creative community by encouraging up-and-coming musicians to further develop their sound and by providing an unparalleled recording facility that enables artists to unleash their creative spirit at no cost.


"As a company that works tirelessly to support musicians, Guitar Center is always excited to see other brands championing emerging artists and Converse truly leads that charge in their industry. By joining forces on Get Out of the Garage we are not only able to discover and expose some of the best talent in the independent music space, but we're able to provide a deserving band with an all-encompassing collection of tools and opportunities necessary to launch their career."

- Maria Brown, Manager of Music Marketing & Artist Relations, Guitar Center

Partners for Get Out of the Garage include: Gibson, Vox, Ernie Ball, Gretsch Drums, Shure, Epiphone, Dunlop, Evans, Zildjian, Pro-Mark Sticks, Martin Guitars, GoPro, Korg, TuneCore, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, FLOOD Magazine

For more information, please visit www.guitarcenter.com