Battle of the Bands

Battle of the Bands

If you are a high school or middle school musician who has ever dreamed of recording your own music video, here is your chance. Win prizes, be treated like a rock star complete with swag bags. Play in front of screaming fans and have your band heard by professional musicians!

  • A chance for youth to showcase their talents
  • Bring the community together
  • Support Glendale youth

Universal Fairs, in partnership with the City of Glendale is inviting all middle school and high school students to participate in its Battle of the Bands competition! Bands will be selected to perform at the West Valley Fair & Music Festival on the Great Lawn next to the University of Phoenix Stadium and Westgate.

If your band is selected, you will be performing in front of hundreds of people. You’ll be appearing on a professional 20 X 28 stage complete with a backline (full 5-piece drum set, Cymbal pack, Base Amp and Guitar Amp) Full lighting and sound system. Feel free to bring your own snare drum, guitar amp and cymbals. We will provide the base amp.

Groups will be allowed to be on stage for 20 minutes including setup and teardown. Each band may sing two songs. One cover (family friendly) and one completely original. The theme for the original song must be Glendale’s Got Game! Every band that is chosen to compete will receive a swag bag complements of Universal Fairs and the City of Glendale.

The grand prize winner will get to record their own demo in a professional sound studio! Second, and Third place prizes will be awarded at the concert.

All types of bands and musical genres are welcome to apply. Bands must submit all lyrics in legible form, and fill out all necessary applications and have parental consent form signed (anyone who is under the age of 18) in order to be considered.

Don’t miss your chance to Rock the Stage and have your band’s name up in lights!

IMPORTANT: Your band must complete and turn in the following in order to be considered to compete in the Battle of the Bands event on March 4, 2017:

  • Complete each and every page of this application, including the performer agreement
  • Pay registration fee of $75.00 by: February 24, 5 p.m. (non-refundable)

Download Performer application»

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