Universal CityWalk Kicks off Spring Break Live! Free Rock N’Roll Music Festivals and Battle of the Band Series

Universal CityWalk kicks off Spring Break Live! with free rock n’ roll concert performances by popular Southern California bands, the KIIS FM Wango Tango Breakout Star and the Hard Rock Cafe’s Ambassador of Rock band competitions, beginning Friday, March 26.     The music festival begins with such Southern California bands as I’m OK You’re OK, Petree, Stereofix, My Hero, Fallbrooke, The BG5, Satellite Crush, The Wallburds, The Victors, Adam’s Attic, Starving for Gravity and Paperback Hero rocking the CityWalk stage on March 26, 27; April 2, 3 and May 1, 8 from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. The KIIS Wango Tango Breakout Star competition will take place every Friday with weekly performances by five area bands.  The event runs from April 9 – 30.   The series will culminate on May 7 as top band contenders compete in the grand prize finale for a chance to win $10,000 and the opportunity to appear in the KIIS FM Wango Tango Festival at the Village Stage on May 15.  CityWalk’s battle of the bands continues on Saturday nights with Hard Rock Cafe’s Ambassadors of Rock.  Weekly performances will take place on April 10, 17 and 24.  Bands will compete for a coveted spot at the Hard Rock Calling concert in London on June 25 and 26. All battle of the band performances will take place from 7:00 to 10:00 pm.  More information on CityWalk is available online at www.CityWalkHollywood.com.  Daily entertainment updates can also be found on Twitter @CityWalkLA and on CityWalk’s Official Facebook Fan page. Universal Studios Hollywood sm, The Entertainment Capital of L.A. sm, includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour; the CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex, the Universal CityWalk Cinemas, and the Gibson Amphitheatre concert and special event venue.  Universal CityWalk features over 60 entertainment-themed restaurants, nightclubs, shops and dynamic entertainment options.  Universal CityWalk Cinemas, which includes California’s largest IMAX venue, features the best movie-going experience in Los Angeles. Universal Studios Hollywood is a unit of Universal Parks & Resorts, a division of Universal Studios, a part of NBC Universal.  NBC Universal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.  Formed in May of 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks.  NBC Universal is 80% owned by General Electric, with 20% controlled by Vivendi Universal.