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Bank of the West Celebrates America Opening Band Contest

PORTLAND, OR(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — OMAHA, NE (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Time again to nominate your favorite rising star bands to enter the Bank of the West Celebrates America Opening Band Contest on The winner will earn the chance to be the Opening Act at a summertime outdoor concert featuring Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame's Joan Jett & The Blackhearts with special guest Eddie Money. The 25th anniversary of Bank of the West Celebrates America annual concert and fireworks show is Friday, June 26rh, at Memorial Park in Omaha, Nebraska. The event draws about 60,000 people from the Midwest.

Previous winners over the past five years of the contest are The Talbott Brothers, The Morgan Leigh Band, Scarlett Drive and Take Me to Vegas. "To open a show with such big names in music was amazing," said Nick Talbott, lead guitarist and co-songwriter for The Talbott Brothers, which won the contest in 2014. "It was a really cool experience to perform for a crowd of so many people."

The public can nominate their favorite up-and-coming bands and then vote for one of five Finalists. Input for selecting the top five Finalists will be provided by Bank of the West executives in addition to music industry representatives from Warner Music Group, Creative Artists Agency and Romeo Entertainment Group.

Contest details and voting are on