The art of the air guitar has come a long way since Bill and Ted's most excellent jam sessions!

If you have ever dreamed of becoming a rock star without having to practice an instrument, your moment to shine has arrived!

This Saturday at 7 pm, the legendary 9:30 Club will be hosting the U.S. Air Guitar Championship DC Regional competition. Contestants will have a chance to exhibit their air guitar skills for a chance to compete in August at the U.S. Air Guitar Finals. The winner of this will then be flown to compete at the Oulu Music Video Festival in Finland to compete at the international level!

Round 1: Competitors perform a song of their choosing.
Round 2: Those who advance perform an improv to a surprise song selected by a panel of independent judges.

Contestants will perform for one minute of a song and be judged on a combination of technical merit, stage presence, and ÔÇťairness.” Participation is free and contestants must arrive no later than 7 pm to sign in. Roadies and groupies are expected to pay for entry.

Reigning champ Matt "Romeo Dance Cheetah" Cornelison shows what it takes to be a champion!!

Founded in 2003, U.S. Air Guitar is the official Air Guitar Association of the United States and is responsible for operating the U.S. Air Guitar Championships, official Regional events, and specialized championships.

U.S. Air Guitar is devoted to taking our nation’s unofficial pastime out of the bedroom and putting it up on the world stage. US Air Guitar is an official member of the World Air Guitar Association. Entering its seventh year in the US and its fourteenth year world-wide, official national championships currently are held in 24 countries around the globe.

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