Friday Night Battle Prizes: $50.00 each Friday
Runner Up Prize: $200.00
Grand Prize: $400.00
Interested in applying? Email BattleOfTheBands [at] Bitterjester [dotcom]
How the Battles work:
- Up to five (5) bands battle it out on the last four (4) Friday nights in June in downtown Highland Park, starting at 9:00 pm.
- Bands play a 20-25 minute set.
- Judges pick one winning band each Friday night.
- The winning bands each claim a $50 price and advance to the Semi-Finals, held at Wolter's Field in Highland Park on the 4th of July. That night, each band plays a 20-minute set and are again judged.
- Judges on the 4th of July narrow the Semi-Finalist bands down to two (2) Finalists.
- The two bands then each play a single song in the final round (also that night) and the audience picks the winner based on applause and cheers!
- The Runner-Up band is awarded a $200 prize and the Winning Band is awarded a $400 prize and the title of Champion!
Who is eligible to apply?
While our battle of mostly focused around high school bands, all Jr. High, High School, and College bands are eligible to apply. The only requirement is that at least one member must be a current high school student or a recently graduated high school senior!
All applicants must also be available to play in Highland Park, IL on the 4th of July and on one Friday in June.