Press Release


Omaha, Neb. | Jun 1, 2011

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Your Vote Rocks: Bank of the West Rockin' O!maha Band Contest

Your vote rocks!  Help determine the winner of the Bank of the West Rockin' O!maha Band Contest.  Cast your vote for a favorite band or solo musician on facebook.com/BankoftheWest. Online public voting is June 1 through June 17.

Your vote counts toward discovering an up-and-coming band or solo artist and helping them experience a chance of a lifetime opportunity to open for Cheap Trick and 38 Special at the Bank of the West Celebrates America outdoor concert on July 1st at Memorial Park in Omaha, Nebraska.

Bands and solo musicians from coast to coast have entered the contest.  Hear and see them on Bank of the West's Facebook page. In addition to the public online voting, input will be provided by judges representing one of Hollywood's top talent agencies Creative Artists Agency (CAA); nationally known music venue Slowdown; award-winning Romeo Entertainment Group and San Francisco-based Bank of the West.

The winning entry will be determined by its popularity among online voters along with its musical talent and star power. The judges will provide input on musical talent, such as musical ability, expertise and originality of music, and star power, including stage presence, personality and creativity.

"Last year, we launched Your Vote Rocks and asked Omaha to vote on the national bands for our 20th anniversary event," said Robert Dalrymple, Executive Vice President, Bank of the West's Great Plains Division. "This year we went even bigger with a national band contest. We're inviting everyone across the country to vote online for an up-and-coming band or solo musician to play in front of tens of thousands and open for Cheap Trick and 38 Special."

The winner will be announced on Bank of the West's Facebook page on June 20th.

About Bank of the West:
Based in San Francisco, $58 billion-asset Bank of the West (www.bankofthewest.com) offers a full range of business, corporate, personal, trust and international banking services. The Bank operates more than 700 branch locations and commercial banking offices in 19 Western and Midwestern states including 47 in Nebraska and 26 in the Omaha metropolitan area. Bank of the West's holding company, BancWest Corporation, is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, among the six strongest banks in the world, according to Standard & Poor's.

Media contacts:

Jim Cole, Bank of the West
Corporate Communications
(415) 399-8268
jim.cole@bankofthewest.com

Joel Nathanson, Bank of the West
Social Media
(415) 399-8286
joel.nathanson@bankofthewest.com

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Media Contacts

  • Jim Cole
  • Corporate Communications
  • Phone: (415) 399-8268
  • Cell: (415) 577-2639
  • Fax: (415) 399-8241
  • E-mail: jim.cole@bankofthewest.com
  • Address: 180 Montgomery Street
  • San Francisco, CA 94104
  • Joel Nathanson
  • Social Media
  • Phone: (415) 399-8286
  • Cell: (415) 722-9722
  • Fax: (415) 399-8241
  • E-mail: joel.nathanson@bankofthewest.com
  • Address: 180 Montgomery Street
  • San Francisco, CA 94104
  • Lily Ruiz
  • Corporate Communications
  • Phone: (415) 765-4850
  • Cell: (415) 846-7494
  • Fax: (415) 399-8241
  • E-mail: lily.ruiz@bankofthewest.com
  • Address: 180 Montgomery Street
  • San Francisco, CA 94104