Freeport Rockers ‘Blackcat Manor’ Place In Top 15 In 104.9 ‘Big Gig Contest’

Freeport, Illinois — For one local Freeport metal band having your song played on the popular television show American Horror Story is a major accomplishment, but it’s no reason at all to stop reaching for the top.

Recently 104.9 WXRX out of Rockford, Illinois announced a Spring Fling Big Gig Contest, and opened up an opportunity for local area bands to get, what for most, could be the opportunity of a lifetime. The chance to open for Halestorm, In This Moment and New Years Day at 104.9 The X’s Spring Fling being held at the BMO Harris Bank Center.

Seizing an opportunity, our own Blackcat Manor (and the only Freeport band in the competition) entered the contest and on April 13th, WXRX announced the bands who would make up the Top 15. Freeport’s Blackcat Manor made the cut into the Top 15, but now they need our help to push them to the next level.

To vote for Blackcat Manor, text BLACKCAT to 59457!

On Monday, April 23rd WXRX will announce the Top 5 bands in the competition. These top 5 are going to perform Friday, April 27th at The Apollo Theater. In order to get into the top 5 though, fans need to vote for their favorite band. To vote for Blackcat Manor, fans just need to text the word BLACKCAT to the number 59457.

Other bands in the running for Top 5 and currently among the Top 15 along with Blackcat Manor are;

  • Left Of Reason
  • Genotype
  • Dark Sun
  • 99 Proof Devils
  • Static Signal
  • So Called Saints
  • Psychobilly Death Clowns
  • Faith In Vain
  • On My Six
  • A Silent Truth
  • Bloody Gulch
  • Absolem
  • The Most of Me
  • The MerKins

The Top 5 bands from the list above will play April 27th, where The X will then crown the winner of The Big Gig Contest. The winner will get $500 in cash and will then open for HalestormIn This Moment and New Years Day at 104.9 The X’s Spring Fling being held May 16th.

To vote for Blackcat Manor, text BLACKCAT to 59457!


You can get tickets to the April 27th show by clicking here. Tickets are available and they start at just $5.



You can view more information about the contest, as well as see other bands, by visiting the Spring Fling Big Gig Contest page on WXRX’s website here.

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