Boyle Heights, CA - August 1, 2022 - Popular California-based rock band ONAÍROS is competing in Audacy's huge Opening Act competition. The contest sees bands across the U.S. competing to win the chance to be the opening act for the Hollywood Bowl and win a $10,000 prize. Each week, bands, singers and songwriters are voted on by the public. The act with the most votes by September 15, 2022 will win the competition. ONAÍROS has quickly risen up the ranks and now sits in seventh spot in their group and top 15 in the overall competition!
If they win the top prize, ONAÍROS will be the opening act of the Hollywood Bowl concert. Last year's winner opened for Coldplay, Black Eyed Peas, Doja Cat, Kid Laroi, and Shawn Mendes. The winner of the competition also receives massive radio exposure thanks to the contests sponsor, Audacy, formerly known as radio.com, which connects with over 170 million consumers each month. The band would also receive a cash prize. Jesse Soriano, the lead singer and songwriter of ONAÍROS has always made charity a foundational cornerstone of his belief. When asked by Opening Act what he would do with the $10,000 prize, Soriano stated he would give most of the prize money away, with $3000 going to @chavelytaspinkhood, a registered 501 (c)(3) Non Profit Foundation with a focus on raising funds and a awareness about cancer, $3,000 to Lupus.org, in honour of Soriano's college friend who died from complications due to Lupus and he would create two $500.00 scholarships for students at Roosevelt High School in Boyle Heights, Soriano's alma mater.
“Winning this contest would be so incredible,” explains an excited Jesse Soriano, lead singer songwriter of ONAÍROS. “We're competing against 60 incredibly talented musicians. The competition means so much to us. Not only would the prize be life changing and offer us huge exposure, but the win would also bring awareness to a much wider audience about the non profits and causes we care about giving them a huge boost as well. We were incredibly humbled when we found out that we were in the top 20 of the competition and a week ago we saw that we had made it to the top 15 which is so exciting for us! We love that our fans are the ones helping us race up the ranks and pushing us to win!”
Voting for the top 10 ends on Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 8 p.m. PDT. Members of the public can vote online once a day by visiting https://theopenact.com/2022/ona-ros
To stream ONAÍROS latest single, please visit the band's YouTube chanel.
For more information about ONAÍROS, their latest releases, upcoming concerts and fundraisers, and to follow the band's exciting progress during the Opening Act competition, please visit www.onairosmusic.com.
To connect with the band on social media, follow Onairosmusic on Facebook and @ONAIROStheband on TikTok and Instagram.