2016 US Air Guitar National Finals, 6 août 2016 19:00, Empire Control Room & Garage
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The most notorious live show in the US comes to Austin! The best air guitarists from all over the country will descend upon ATX for one night. One champ will be crowned at the show and sent to Finland to represent the US at the Air Guitar World Championships – Ilmakitaransoiton MM-kisat!
Sponsored by AirJamz, the wearable air guitar and Lone Star Beer Austin!
Hosted by US Air Guitar legend Bjorn Turoque.
Each US competition will consist of two rounds. In Round 1, each competitor performs to a song of their own choosing. In Round 2, the top competitors from Round 1 perform to a surprise compulsory song. In each round, contestants perform for one minute of a song and are judged on a combination of technical merit, stage presence, and “airness.” All guitars must be invisible. In each city, the jury is a panel of independent judges. The results of the jury cannot be protested.
The US champ will then be sent to Oulu, Finland later that month to represent the USA in the World Championships, where he or she will compete against national champions from all around the world.
Founded in 2003, US Air Guitar is the official Air Guitar Association of the United States and is responsible for operating the US Air Guitar Championships, official Regional events, and specialized championships. US Air Guitar is devoted to taking our nation’s unofficial pastime out of the bedroom and putting it up on the world stage. US Air Guitar is an official member of the World Air Guitar Association.