Each group/performer that submits an application will be considered to perform at a preliminary concert battle at the Whole Music Club. Applications are due by Friday, November 30, 2018 by 5:00pm CST. Qualifying bands will be chosen by Whole Music Club staff on the basis of quality of music and professionalism of application. Groups qualifying for the Preliminary Rounds will be notified by Wednesday, December 5 and must confirm their ability to perform on their preliminary show date as well as during Spring Jam™ Battle of the Bands Final Battle on Friday, April 26, and Spring Jam™ 2018 on Saturday, April 27, 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.
Sixteen bands/performers 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™ Final Battle. Winners of preliminary rounds will be determined by popular vote at the concert.
PRELIMINARY SHOW DATES
- Friday, February 1 - 8pm
- Friday, February 8 – 8pm
- Friday, February 15 – 8pm
- Friday, February 22 – 8pm
SPRING JAM™ FINAL BATTLE
Friday, April 26 - 5pm
The four winners from the Preliminary Rounds and one extra "Judges' Choice" band will advance to the Spring Jam™ Final Battle. The winner of the Final Battle will perform an opening set at Spring Jam™ on Saturday, April 27.