Since 2006, Red Bull’s SoundClash series has brought bands and fans together in 85 unique events across the world. In a format inspired by the soundsystem competitions in Kingston, Jamaica, each SoundClash show features two artists facing off against each other for musical dominance. Translation: these are unexpected, one-of-kind experiences you’ll never have again.(Sometimes, FOMO is real.) And after a ten-year hiatus, you’ll once again be able to experience Red Bull SoundClash in the United States, as we bring SoundClash to Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, and Nashville.
The rules of the game are simple: to clash in the name of creating a one-of-a-kind party and score ultimate bragging rights. Over the course of four rounds, each band or artist will play covers, reimagine one of their competitor’s tracks, perform three of their own songs in a comfort-zone stretching new style (Folk? A capella? Electro pop? Why not?), and then finally pull out all the stops in a wildcard finale. (Improvisation? Special guests? On-stage antics? Almost anything is fair game.) At the end of the night, the audience will vote will determine a winner—but not one goes home without having a good time.
Nashville, appropriately named Music City, is where music is inspired, created, recorded and performed. On December 9 at Marathon Music Works, the birthplace of country music will celebrate a different sound, as R&B artist Bren Joy and Glam Pop rising star Jake Wesley Rogers go song-for-song in the ultimate face-off at Marathon Music Works.
Red Bull SoundClash Nashville will showcase the city’s diverse music scene and create a space for artistic innovation, friendly rivalry and undeniable musicality. This exciting event will be hosted by Noelle Scaggs, songwriter and co-lead singer for the multi-platinum group, Fitz and the Tantrums and DJ Jerry J (Old Crow Medicine Show) as the House DJ.