The Battle of the Online Rock Solos Contest

Camp Jam Presents the "Battle of the Online Rock Solos" Contest, where Kids Ages 7-17 Upload their Best Rock Solo Videos to YouTube, Get Video Feedback From Rock Stars and Vie for Prizes Including a spot in Camp Jam’s All-star Beatle cover band where you’re coached by Rock Stars.


ATLANTA - Camp Jam, the ultimate rock summer camp for kids ages 7 to 17, is hosting the second Battle of the Online Rock Solos starting March 25th. This interactive online music contest gives young rockers the chance to showcase their talent online via YouTube and receive personal video feedback from some of the music industry's top Rock Legends. Prizes include a spot in Camp Jam’s All star Beatle cover band, rock star band coaching sessions in Atlanta this summer with a gig at a major venue plus cool musical gear.

"The Battle of the Online Rock Solos is all about giving young rockers a chance to rock out online for great prizes and get feedback from legendary musicians who have written and performed some of rock music's biggest hits," said Jeff Carlisi, co-founder of Camp Jam and a founding member of platinum selling rock act 38 Special. "Because what's rock and roll without a little feedback?"

Registration starts March 4th to March 24th, so just fill out the form on the site. The contest is open to guitarists, bass players, drummers, keyboardists and vocalists. From March 25th - April 17th participants simply upload their best 30 to 60 second rock solo to YouTube for consideration and encourage friends, family and fans to give feedback by using all of the rating tools available on YouTube, including: star ratings, video responses, number of views, comments section and more. The videos will be reviewed collectively by Camp Jam Rockers and Staff at the end of the contest's upload period on April 17th.

 Young rockers will be judged in three categories:
1) Delivering the best technical performance
2) Creative ability
3) Generating the loudest, most positive feedback from your friends and family through Camp Jam’s Facebook page

On April 30, 2011 the Top 15 will be selected (three finalists for each instrument). From there, the Top 15 will get the chance to have their video evaluated individually by Rock Star friends of Camp Jam including:

Jeff Carlisi - co-founder and original guitarist/songwriter of 38 Special
Liberty Devitto - former drummer for Billy Joel
Jennifer Batten – solo recording artist former guitarist for Michael Jackson, Jeff Beck
Ricky Byrd – guitar/vocals for Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Rob Arthur – Keyboardist/vocals for Peter Frampton
Jeff Jacobs - Keyboardist for Foreigner
Jim Peterik - writer of rock anthem "Eye of the Tiger" and founding member of Survivor
Christine Ohlman - vocalist for Saturday Night Live Band and George Harrison
Jack Blades – bass/vocalist for Night Ranger and Damn Yankees

Additionally, Camp Jam's All Star Rockers will contribute video feedback daily to randomly selected videos submitted during the entire contest from March 25th – April17th.

Once the Top 15 have seen their Rock Star Reviews, they will then submit a new rock solo to YouTube based on the feedback received from the rockers. The audience of friends, family of fans will once again be able to contribute by voting on for their favorite of the 15.  Winners from each instrument category will be invited to Atlanta in early August where they will be auditioned and coached by Jeff Carlisi and other Rock Stars.  In addition, you will receive cool gear provided by top brands in the business including: VOX, Korg, Daddario, Evans, Jam Hub, SKB, Extreme Isolaton Headphones, Hal Leonard and Rock House Video,  Additionally, Camp Jam will provide prizes for the first 100 participants who upload a video during the March 25th-April 17th  time period.

Those interested in demonstrating their musical chops online can follow the easy steps below or visit the Battle of the Online Rock Solos event page on, which clearly defines the contest details and gives explicit instructions on how to participate. To enter, kids must be between the ages of 7-17 (7-12 must have parent approval) and can be of any experience level.

How It Works:

Contest runs from midnight March 25th through April 15th, 2011

Record your best 30 to 60 second rock solo performance.

Upload the video to YouTube  and copy the URL generated for your video.

Register your video

Visit and register your video. Instructions provided.

Share your video with friends and family online via Camp Jam Facebook, Twitter, etc. and have them rate your performance on YouTube.

For more information, visit or call 1.800.513.0930.

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