There will be no online voting for Battle of the Bands this year. Instead, all of the qualifying bands who entered are invited to perform at this year's Battle of the Bands on Saturday, July 18, 6:30 p.m. at St. Louis County Library Headquarters.
Preview each band below, and we'll see you at the Battle!
Band must be comprised of at least two (2) members
Half of the band's members must be under the age of twenty (20).
One or more band members must have a valid St. Louis County Library Card.
All lyrics must be appropriate in language and subject and family-friendly.
Any costumes must be appropriate and family-friendly.
Band must submit one song for the online voting competition by providing a link to an MP3 or YouTube performance of the song, along with written lyrics.
The three (3) bands with the most votes, plus two (2) critics' choices will be the five (5) finalists to perform at the Battle of the Bands on Saturday, July 11 at St. Louis County Library Headquarters.
If chosen as a finalist, the band will perform their online submission, plus additional songs, with total performance time not to exceed 20 minutes.
Finalists must submit written lyrics for all songs to be performed. Lyrics are due Monday, July 6.
Bands must supply their own instruments and related gear. St. Louis County Library will provide a drum set, microphones, and sound equipment. Bands are responsible for any damage done to equipment provided by the library.
At the Battle of the Bands, judging will be based on musical ability, originality, and stage presence. All judges' decisions are final.
Previous Grand Prize Winning bands are not eligible to enter, but last year's Grand Prize Winner will be invited for an encore performance.