Battle of the Guitar Heroes |

Battle of the Guitar Heroes

John Gardnerjgardner@postindependent.comGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse & Delicatessen owner Joel Carr has always looked at different ways to attract customers and, quite honestly, ways to just have fun.Im structuring an event out of the coffeehouse that is the first of its kind, Carr said about his latest creative endeavor.Carr is hosting a battle of the bands at the downtown Glenwood caf Friday, March 13. The kicker is, bands will be competing using the video game Guitar Hero and Rock Band.Its just something I decided to put together, Carr said.Discussion among his staff and avid patrons of his establishment sparked the idea, Carr said. And he always likes new, fun ideas that will provide the community with entertainment.A lot of people are out of work and the game has a large following from young adults and kids, too, Carr said. This is just something thats going to be fun.The game will be set up using a projector and a big screen. People can compete in two categories, guitar to guitar, or they can compete band against band. Groups of four can compete against each other using the game Rock Band, including two guitarists, a drummer and a lead vocalist.Carr has all the equipment necessary, so people just have to show up and play. But dont expect the dinky little plastic guitars normally played with the game. Carr said hes modified two electric guitars to make the game more realistic.The top three finishers in both categories will receive a gift certificate and, Carr said, they will have bragging rights, too.Im hoping it will be a lot of fun, he said. It will be loud, but Ive got permission so it should be fun.Rock on.Contact John Gardner:

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