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Meet the bands

BLISS

Blödhren

WaHookies

Maple Sugar

The Pickup Band

Thomas Taylor Band

Jason VanNatten Trio

JASON VANNATTEN TRIO
JASON VANNATTEN TRIO
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THE WAHOOKIES
THE WAHOOKIES
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THOMAS TAYLOR BAND
THOMAS TAYLOR BAND
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MAPLE SUGAR
MAPLE SUGAR
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BLöDHREN
BLöDHREN
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THE PICKUP BAND
THE PICKUP BAND
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BLISS
BLISS
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 MOBILIZE YOUR FANS

  • EVERY ATTENDEE GETS A FREE VOTE

  • FAN VOTES WILL COUNT TOWARDS HALF OF YOUR POINT TOTAL!

CRUSH YOUR 15 MINUTE SET

JUDGING CRITERIA: 50 AVAILABLE POINTS

  • Originality (out of 10): Original music or creative covers of preexisting music.

  • Musicianship (out of 10): Skill level, execution, composition.

  • Audience Participation (out of 10): Generating enthusiasm of the crowd and encouraging audience interaction

  • Stage Presence (out of 10): The ability to command an audience with impressive style or manner

  • Overall Performance (out of 10):  The quality of presentation from beginning to end of the group’s set

 

FAN VOTES: 100 AVAILABLE POINTS

  • Votes based on the percentage of total votes cast. (If 100 votes are cast and you receive 25 votes, you get 25 points)

WINNER WILL BE THE HIGHEST POINT TOTAL OUT OF 150

GET CROWNED WINNER

  • BECOME THE FIRST EVER BATTLE OF THE BANDS CHAMPION.

  • WINNER RECEIVES:

    • A 20 MINUTE ENCORE SET

    • A PROFESSIONALLY RECORDED, MIXED & MASTERED SONG FROM THE PERFORMANCE

    • A PROFESSIONALLY PRODUCED MUSIC VIDEO OF THE RECORDED SONG

    • A PROFESSIONALLY DESIGNED WEBSITE OR DIGITAL MARKETING CONSULTATION

ABOUT THE BATTLE

The stage is yours.

Compete for the title.

Celebrate our shared musical heritage.

Get excited for the First Annual Rockbridge Battle of the Bands! The event will take place on the stage at Glen Maury Park in Buena Vista, VA on Saturday, August 6th. 

 

The fundraiser will be a showcase of all of the amazing musical talent in Rockbridge: Free admission, family-friendly, community-oriented event with food, drinks and engaging activities for children.

 

This event is a fundraiser for Main Street Buena Vista, an organization dedicated to revitalizing downtown Buena Vista, VA.

 

Though this is only the first year, the marketing effort will be expansive and comprehensive. Over time, we hope this event grows to become a multi-day festival gathering campers, attendees, vendors and, most importantly, music acts from around the region and state! Awesome festivals like Lockn, Red Wing Roots and others all started somewhere!

 

The First Annual Rockbridge Battle of the Bands is an opportunity for local musicians to give back to the community by fundraising for Buena Vista’s revitalization, contributing to a new signature event, and throwing a heck of a party! 

STEP 1:
WHO CAN PEFORM?

  • APPLY BY JUNE 1, 2022

  • NO APPLICATION FEE

  • ALL GENRES (INCLUDING COVERS) & BAND FORMATS WELCOME

  • BANDS IN & AROUND ROCKBRIDGE

  • RULES & REGULATIONS

STEP 2:
APPLY YOUR BAND

  • COMPLETE THE BELOW APPLICATION

  • SUBMIT 1-3 SAMPLES OF YOUR BAND (ANY QUALITY)

STEP 3:
GET SELECTED FOR THE SHOW

  • SELECTION COMMITTEE WILL LISTEN TO SAMPLES

  • SELECTED BASED ON MUSICIANSHIP & OVERALL APPEAL

STEP 4: PREPARE FOR THE SHOW

  • AUGUST 6TH, GLEN MAURY PARK

  • 15 MINUTE SET

STEP 5: MOBILIZE YOUR FANS

  • EVERY ATTENDEE GETS A FREE VOTE

  • FAN VOTES WILL COUNT TOWARDS HALF OF YOUR POINT TOTAL!

STEP 6:
GIVE THE BEST SHOW OF YOUR LIFE

JUDGING CRITERIA: 50 AVAILABLE POINTS

  • Originality (out of 10): Original music or creative covers of preexisting music.

  • Musicianship (out of 10): Skill level, execution, composition.

  • Audience Participation (out of 10): Generating enthusiasm of the crowd and encouraging audience interaction

  • Stage Presence (out of 10): The ability to command an audience with impressive style or manner

  • Overall Performance (out of 10):  The quality of presentation from beginning to end of the group’s set

 

FAN VOTES: 100 AVAILABLE POINTS

  • Votes based on the percentage of total votes cast. (If 100 votes are cast and you receive 25 votes, you get 25 points)

WINNER WILL BE THE HIGHEST POINT TOTAL OUT OF 150

STEP 7: GET CROWNED WINNER

  • BECOME THE FIRST EVER BATTLE OF THE BANDS CHAMPION.

  • WINNER RECEIVES:

    • A 20 MINUTE ENCORE SET

    • A PROFESSIONALLY RECORDED, MIXED & MASTERED SONG FROM THE PERFORMANCE

    • A PROFESSIONALLY PRODUCED MUSIC VIDEO OF THE RECORDED SONG

    • A PROFESSIONALLY DESIGNED WEBSITE OR DIGITAL MARKETING CONSULTATION