The Whole Music Club is preparing to find the best student bands on the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus. Are you up to the challenge?
The Spring Jam Battle of the Bands is a series of concert battles that will determine the bands that will perform during Spring Jam 2015.
The Spring Jam Battle of the Bands is 100% free to enter. Once you submit the application form below, your group will be eligible to win prizes and play the Spring Jam Battle of the Bands Final Round.
Each group that submits an application form will be considered to perform at a preliminary concert battle at the Whole Music Club. Applications are due by Midnight, January 21st, 2015. Qualifying bands will be chosen by Whole Music Club staff on the basis of quality of music and professionalism of application and be notified by January 25th. Groups qualifying for Preliminary Rounds must confirm their ability to perform on their preliminary show date as well as during Spring Jam on Saturday, April 25th, should they advance. Groups not chosen to compete in the Spring Jam Battle of the Bands will be considered for future events at the Whole Music Club.
16 groups will be chosen to perform 30 minute sets at one of four preliminary concert battles in the Whole Music Club. A winner is chosen from each of these preliminary shows to advance to the Spring Jam Finals. Winners of preliminary rounds will be determined by popular vote at the concert and on social media voting.
The four winners from the Preliminary Rounds and one extra "Judges' Choice" band will advance to the Spring Jam Final Round. All finalists will perform on the Saturday of Spring Jam as openers to the Spring Jam Headliner. Additional prizes will be determined by the Whole Music Club, RadioK, and audience vote. Prizes will be announced following the last performance.
All Preliminary Round Winners will receive the following prizes:
Additional prizes will be determined by the Whole Music Club, RadioK, and audience vote. Prizes will be announced following the last performance.
Groups chosen for Preliminary Round concerts are responsible for doing their own promotion to get people to the event. The more people you bring, the more people that are likely to vote for you. The Whole Music Club’s Facebook page will be running a promotion leading up to each show. Bands are encouraged to share the official Whole Music Club event with their friends.
Midnight, January 21st, 2015
Saturday, April 25th – time TBA
Online voting will be available on the Whole Music Club’s Facebook Page one week after each preliminary show. Please direct fans to facebook.com/WholeMusicClub to hear selected tracks and cast their vote. One vote per person will be counted. Online voting will be weighted 5:1 to in-person voting, which occurs during each of the four preliminary shows.