And here they are, the third and final group of Ernie Ball: PLAY Warped Tour winners! (We’ve previously announced Part 1 and Part 2 here on the blog). As many of you know, this is the 20th year that Ernie Ball has partnered with Warped Tour to give bands a platform to play live.

“I started this program twenty years ago because the opportunity to experience playing music live seemed to be dwindling. The opportunities are even fewer and far between today. That makes us even more passionate about continuing to create the programs that give bands the exposure and experience of playing these world-class events.” – Sterling Ball, Ernie Ball CEO

After over 11,000 entries and months of voting, we are thrilled to present the remaining winners. These bands will play the Vans Warped Tour mainstage in their respective cities and will be in the running to win our grand prize – $40,000+ in cash and prizes + a 3-song EP produced by Chad Gilbert of New Found Glory.

Listen to a Spotify playlist and learn a bit more about each one below. Previous participants in the contest, like PVRIS, James Valentine of Maroon 5, Nothing More and Night Argent, have gone on to have massive success.  Pay attention to these winning bands now because they may be headlining someday!


7 Minutes In Heaven – Des Plaines, IL

Tinley Park, IL / Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre / Jul 23

7MIH


Nanashi – Saint Paul, MN

Shakopee, MN / Canterbury Park / Jul 24

Nanashi


Treason This – Palmyra, WI

Milwaukee, WI / Marcus Amphitheatre / Jul 26

TreasonThis


Old State – St. Louis, MO

Maryland Heights, MO / Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre / Jul 27

oldstate


Sweet Ascent – Lawrence, KS

Bonner Springs, KS / Cricket Wireless Amphitheater / Jul 28

SweetAscent


Charlatan – West Jordan, UT

Salt Lake City, UT / Utah State Fairpark / Jul 30

charlatan


Redlands – Lakewood, CO

Denver, CO / Pepsi Center – Mile High Stadium / Jul 31

redlands


FRIDA – El Paso, TX

Albuquerque, NM / Balloon Fiesta Park / Aug 1

Frida


Safe So Simple – Benson, AZ

 Scottsdale, AZ / Salt River Fields / Aug 2

SafeSoSimple


Victory Heights – Centennial, CO

 San Diego, CA / Qualcomm / Aug 5

victoryheights


Silent Pilot – Dublin, CA

Mountain View, CA / Shoreline Amphitheatre / Aug 6

silentpilot


Owls Head – Lancaster, CA

Pomona, CA / Pomona Fairplex / Aug 7

owlshead


THE KILLING FLOOR – Nashville, TN

Las Vegas, NV / Downtown Las Vegas Event Center / Aug 9

tkf


We Were Giants – Meridian, ID

Nampa, ID / Ford Idaho Center / Aug 11

weweregiants


The Home Team – Seattle, WA

Auburn, WA / White River Amphitheatre / Aug 12

thehometeam


DIVIDES – Portland, OR

Portland, OR / Portland Expo Center / Aug 13

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  1. I don’t see Staunton! By far the most progressive and marketable. Solid band.

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