Tonight: St. Petersburg's Burning Tree opens for N.E.R.D. in New York; here's how to watch
A few weeks ago, we reported the surprising news that St. Petersburg reggae-rock band Burning Tree had reached the finals of a nationwide Battle of the Bands contest sponsored by 7-Eleven. Their prize: A chance to open for N.E.R.D. in New York, and the opportunity to win $10,000 and more fabulous, fabulous prizes. Click here to read all about it.
Well, it turns out the big day is finally here. Tonight, Burning Tree will open for Pharrell Williams and company at the Fillmore at Irving Plaza in New York, and you can watch it happen. Click here to see the concert streaming live on Facebook, starting at 8 p.m.
After the show, you can vote for one of three bands to move onto the next round (hint: you should vote for Burning Tree). The three other finalists are The Welcome Home from Portland, Ore.; Northpilot from Chicago; and News Team Assemble from Dallas.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*