Enter to Win Rockstar Getaways – All Summer LongBy: Julissa Rodriguez
It’s where a famous rocker infamously hurled a TV off a balcony at the hotel then known as the “Riot House” and where Elton John played his first U.S. show at the Troubadour.
Enter to Win Rockstar Getaways
In celebration of West Hollywood’s legendary music scene and this summer’s epic music roster, we are giving away eight weekly prizes that include a hotel stay and a music-themed gift. Each of the weekly prizes has a value of $400 or higher, and the impressive line-up of WeHo hotels includes: Le Montrose, Le Parc Suites, Mondrian, the Standard hotel, Chamberlain, Petit Ermitage, Best Western Sunset Plaza and Ramada Plaza West Hollywood.
Grand prize: $5000 Ultimate Rockstar Getaway
Or, songwriters (amateurs and pros) who have a deeper love for West Hollywood are invited to write an original song inspired by West Hollywood and submit a video performance for the chance to win a $5,000 Ultimate Rockstar Getaway prize package that includes $1,000 cash, VIP access to Sunset Strip Music Festival, four nights at the Sunset Marquis hotel, tickets to the Hollywood Bowl and Greek Theater, a rockstar makeover, meals and a VIP tour of Los Angeles.
The original song must include West Hollywood in the lyrics and/or theme. The entries will be judged by a panel of experts from iconic West Hollywood businesses, including Nic Adler, owner of The Roxy Theatre; Chris Cope, head of marketing for the Sunset Marquis hotel; and Julia “Lady J” Gerard, owner of J. Gerard Design Studio and Peace Gallery. Judging will be based on overall impact of original song and how it incorporates West Hollywood into the theme and/or lyrics. The judges will select five finalists whose entries will go to public voting the week of July 23, 2012. A final winner will be selected and announced on July 30, 2012.
For full sweepstakes rules, details and to enter, go to www.visitwesthollywood.com/summerofmusic (click on Enter Sweepstakes) or www.facebook.com/westhollywood. The first prize winner will be selected on Friday, June 15, 2012 with seven additional winners to be chosen on subsequent Fridays through August 3, 2012.
West Hollywood’s Summer of Music line up
Anchoring West Hollywood’s music scene are legendary venues: The Roxy Theater, Viper Room, Key Club, House of Blues, Troubadour and Whisky a Go Go, each bringing an impressive lineup of emerging and established artists all summer long. West Hollywood’s hotels are also getting in on the action with increasingly-popular concert series, such as Mondrian Sessions, the Standard’s Desert Nights, Andaz West Hollywood’s “Under the Covers” sessions and Live @ Sunset Marquis. Rounding out the mix are cutting edge dance beats from celebrity DJs at the gay clubs on and near Santa Monica Boulevard.
Our VisitWestHollywood.com Calender is updated regularly, so you won’t miss a beat. This is West Hollywood, and this is the Summer of Music.