Austin, TX. (Top40 Charts/ FameCast) - WHAT: Austin-based FameCast is the leading online talent competition to find America's best new artists.
After three months of competition on 12 virtual "stages" at FameCast.com, the Top 5 acts in each category are determined by fan's votes to perform live in Austin and a worldwide webcast for a shot at $10,000 and the international exposure as a FameCast "Fenom."
WHO: Austin-area Top 5 Finalists to date include: DrumJam - Rock; Franco B - Hip Hop; Blacklisted Individuals - Hip Hop; Brendon Walsh - Comedy; Bangladesh - Metal; Death Got Killed - Metal; Cry Havoc Action Choreography - Dance; Santos - Dance
WHERE: East Side Stages
3000 E. Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX 78702
WHEN: Monday, July 23 - Thursday, Aug. 2
Pop Finals Mon., July 23 8 p.m.
Rock Finals Tues., July 24 8 p.m.
R&B Finals Wed., July 25 8 p.m.
Country Finals Thurs., July 26 8 p.m.
Hip Hop Finals Fri., July 27 8 p.m.
Animation Finals(a) Sat., July 28 5 p.m.
Short Film Finals(a) Sat., July 28 6:15 p.m.
Comedy Finals Sat., July 28 9 p.m.
Metal Finals Mon., July 30 9 p.m.
Singer-Songwriter Finals Tues., July 31 9 p.m.
Dance Finals Thurs., Aug. 2 9 p.m.
Spoken Word Finals (TBD) Thurs., Aug. 9 10:30 p.m.
Note (a): Animation webcast will not air on FameCast.com until Aug. 3 @ 8 PM CST. Short Film will air on Aug. 4 @ 8 PM CST.
MORE: FameCast Season One Country Fenom Eric Michael Hopper has rocketed to No 1 on Clear Channel Radio's New Music Country Chart and R&B Fenom Melissa Suzanne's latest single will be featured on an upcoming Sony compilation.
FameCast receives more than 1 million unique visitors and 20 million page views per month and has been hailed as an innovative platform for artists to gain exposure in the new Internet-driven marketplace, combining the self-sufficiency, economic potential and networking capabilities of sites like MySpace, iTunes and YouTube, all under one exciting, user-generated competition.
Soundchecks, rehearsals, behind-the-scenes action, interview and live shot opportunities available daily from 4-7:30 p.m.
Local fans can attend live by RSVPing for the studio audience at www.famecast.com/finals.