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Get Ready for Garagestock in the Ozark Mountains!

What can be any cooler than garage bands battling it out in the American Ozark mountains? Check out this press release and start tuning up!




For Immediate Release

For more information, contact:
Garage Stock
2110 Menard Ste. D
St. Louis, MO 63104

DATE: July 21,22,23,24 2005

TIMES: From 5pm Thursday until 2am Monday

LOCATION: Salem Missouri, at Camp Zoe, South West Missouri

TICKET PRICE: All week $60.00 Adv /$80.00 DOS
July 23rd all day $20.00, July 24th all day $20.00. No advance
Ticket Sales Available for a one-day only ticket. No
guarantee one day tickets will be available for July 23rd and

ENTERTAINMENT: Up to 900 Musical Acts

CONTEST: Event goers will vote on their favorite band where the winner
will be awarded the title of best “Garage Band in America” as
well as win $5000.00. Second place will win $1000.00 and
third place will win $500.00.

ATTENDANCE: 8000-10000 per day

ST. LOUIS – DiMBy embarks on its newest musical venture, which will bring 900 Garage Bands and 10,000 people from around America to Camp Zoe, which is located in the Ozark Mountains, to compete for the title of the “Best Garage Band in America”, from 5pm Thursday July 21st until 11pm July 24th, Camp Zoe will host the first annual Garage Stock.

Interested bands will register online by March 15th and be voted on, via the Internet, by their fans, from April 1st – April 30th 2005. The top 900 bands with the most votes will win placement in Garage Stock 2005 and be announced on May 15th 2005.

Registration will be conducted through and will require bands to sign up for a six month Sonic Bids account. Our partnership with Sonic Bids will save bands money, as well as offer each band the opportunity to build an online press kit to submit to various events around the world. A six-month membership with Sonic Bids is $29.95. Registration for Garage Stock is $20.00. Our partnership with Sonic Bids allows the bands to sign up with Sonic Bids as well as register for Garage Stock for $24.95 providing a savings of $25.00 per band.

Twenty PODS ( will be brought in to Camp Zoe as stages with bands aspiring to the semi-finalist rounds and then the finalists round where one band will be crowned “Best Garage Band In America” and receive $5000.00 Cash. Second place will win $1000.00 and third place will receive $500.00

Tickets for Garage Stock will run $60.00 Adv / $80.00 DOS for four days of camping plus entry in to all areas of Garage Stock.

Additionally, The United Exposition Carnival Company will offer rides and games during Garage Stock.

Missouri Bands will be showcased throughout the event in cabins around Camp Zoe. There will be a twenty-four hour open mic for anyone interested in stage time.

For detail information and or list of bands please visit

Date and performers are subject to change without prior notification.

To get directions and a map as well as see photos from Camp Zoe, please visit