This Saturday: 2nd Annual BOSS Loop Station National Finals at Musicians Institute

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Finalists Compete for Gear and World Championship Seat

Special Performance by The Iron Maidens

WHAT: BOSS, the leader in guitar effects and recording, is pleased to host the second BOSS Loop Station National Championship at Musicians Institute in the heart of Hollywood, California. The contest will be streamed live on as well! Special headline performance by The Iron

WHEN: Saturday, October 22, 6:00 p.m. Open to the Public. Free. All Ages.

WHO: Six talented musicians from around the country will perform their original compositions with the support of a wide range of instruments and the legendary BOSS RC-Series Loop Station pedals. The RC-2, RC-3, RC-20XL, RC-30, RC-50, and RC-300 Loop Station pedals record, layer, loop, and store audio from their instruments on-the-fly, allowing musicians a whole new level of improvisation and creativity.

The grand prize winner will receive $3,000 in BOSS and Roland gear, and a chance to compete at the Loop Station World Championship in Frankfurt, Germany, during the 2012 Musikmesse trade show.


1. STEVE LUKATHER Producer, Singer, Songwriter, Toto Guitarist
2. ROBERT “BUBBY” LEWIS Bassist for Snoop Dogg
3. MICHAEL LLOYD Record Producer
4. JUDE GOLD GIT Director, L.A. Editor Guitar Player Magazine
5. PAUL YOUNGBLOOD Vice President, BOSS U.S.


1. Richie Kihlken (Santa Monica, CA)
2. Angela Sheik (Wilmington, DE)
3. Chance Gallagher (Boulder, CO)
4. Nate Stein (Oakland, CA)
5. Nicholas Stott (Greensboro, NC)
6. Daniel Ryan (Clearwater, FL)

Finalist video highlights can be viewed here (click on each contestant’s name to
see the video via YouTube).

Highlights from last year’s event can be viewed here.

Musicians Institute – 6752 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
Adjacent to the Hollywood/Highland Metro Red Line Station

OR watch the National Championship LIVE online at