BATTLE OF THE BANDS
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 opening act for the Spring Jam headlin- er’s set on Saturday, April 26th , 2014.
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. Qualifying bands will be notified by January 25th. Qualifying groups will be chosen by Whole Music Club staff on the basis of quality of music and professionalism of application. Groups moving on to the Preliminary Rounds must confirm their ability to perform on the prelim date as well as during Spring Jam on April 25th and 26th, 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 prelim concert battles in the Whole Music Club. A winner is chosen from each of these preliminary shows to advance to the Spring Jam Final Round. Winners of preliminary rounds will be determined by popular vote at the concert. Every winner of a preliminary round is guaranteed a prize to be determined during the Spring Jam Final Round.
SPRING JAM FINAL ROUND
The four winners from the Preliminary Rounds and one extra “Judges’ Choice” band will advance to the Spring Jam Final Round. The winner of this round will perform the next evening immediately before the Spring Jam headliner’s set. Other finalists will receive their prizes at the end of the show. Prizes are determined by judges from the Whole Music Club, RadioK, and audience vote.
Thirty minute opening set prior to the Spring Jam headliner on Saturday, April 26th!
- Recording time at RadioK’s Studio K
- Paid opening set at WAM-O-Rama concert on September 5th, 2014
- $200 gift certificate to Twin Town Guitars
- $200 gift certificate to The Electric Fetus
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 promo- tion leading up to each show. The band that gets the most ‘likes’ will play last at each preliminary concert. Bands are encouraged to share the official Whole Music Club event with their friends.
Midnight, January 21st
PRELIMINARY SHOW DATES
- Friday, February 7th – 8pm
- Friday, February 21st – 8pm
- Friday, March 7th – 8pm
- Friday, March 28th – 8pm
SPRING JAM FINALS ROUND
Friday, April 25th – time TBA
Each group must contain at least one currently-enrolled University of Minnesota-Twin Cities student. Solo artists as well as full bands are allowed. Groups selected to compete must perform live. No tracking or lip syncing will be allowed.
Original songs are encouraged. All genres are welcomed.
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