Like the 2005 local winner, Catwalk Blue, this year's top band pockets $500 and a chance to represent Cleveland against nine other regional winners for the national title. Last year, Seattle's Doxology claimed the first-place trophy. A few weeks later, it played N.Y.C.'s daylong AmsterJam music festival with the Red Hot Chili Peppers. "This is a great opportunity for someone to get their name out there," says Tracey Weir, manager of Jillian's. "Plus, it's a chance for them to go someplace and make something of themselves."
Thu., July 20, 9 p.m.