Gibson's Custom, Art & Historic division, Gibson USA and Epiphone are providing hot guitars for the
lucky winners of Hawaiian Tropic's first annual Ultimate Beach
of the Bands. Regional bands are squaring off in sunny locations across the
United States for a chance to compete in the final competition in Hawaii, and local winners receive Epiphone
Special-II and Gibson USALes Paul Melody
Maker guitars. The national winner will be completely outfitted by Gibson
Custom Shop with two custom electric guitars, a custom bass, and a set a set of
Drums from Music Yo.
Throughout the month of March, the coolest bands were chosen during Hawaiian Tropic Spring Break
events. The competition sizzles on throughout the summer in 25 locations, and
two regional finalists will be selected to travel to Oahu, Hawaii in September to strut their stuff at Hawaiian Tropic's Ultimate Beach Party at the Turtle Baby Resort.
The Ultimate Beach Party/Battle of the Bands
takes place Sept. 24-28 in conjunction with the 21st Annual Miss
Hawaiian Tropic International United States Pageant. Band finalists will be
judged on talent, originality and crowd enthusiasm.
Hawaiian Tropic is currently in its 34th
year and is the only international suncare brand
manufactured by a privately owned company which specializes in skincare.
Founder Ron Rice sold his first bottle of Hawaiian Tropic the same day America launched the first moon mission, July 16, 1969.