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2020 Battle of the Bands

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Saturday, August 1, 2020
5:00pm-9:00pm
Side Street Studio Arts, 15 Ziegler Court, Elgin, IL, 60120

Side Street Studio Arts’ annual Battle of the Bands competition allows artists the freedom of expression and is designed to build support for the local music and art scenes. Bands from all over the area share their art, creativity, and audiences during this summer-long. Hone your craft, build a following!

If you’re able, don’t forget to hit that donate button. Help us keep Side Street side streeting.

MAY 29TH
Whüzy
Lou heneise
Foresight (W)

MAY 30TH
The Romantic Satire (W)
Homie Stock (W)

JUNE 6TH
splits
The Data Waves
Swimshirt

JUNE 13TH
The Secret Lives
3 Posers
Soaking Up Sandcastles

JUNE27TH
The Mini Projects
Hunter Funk’s Funk Hunters

JULY 11TH
Dillie Jean
Girl and The Star
Milhouse

JULY 18TH
Walrus Filter
MIDSUMMER

JULY 25TH
Pink Hotel
Moore

As Side Street Studio Arts kicks off its 7th year of Battle Of The Bands, we will be converting the events to a fully VIRTUAL contest. We will be accepting *2 SONGS EACH from regional bands (must be within a 50-mile radius) until WEDNESDAY, MAY 20th at 5pm. The first Virtual Battle begins Friday, May 29th at 5pm. Each week’s battle songs will be made available for listening and voting through our website. The audience will have until 9pm that night to listen and vote for their favorite song. The winning band/song of the week will move on directly to the Final Round, Saturday, August 8th. The Final Virtual Battle will include a new song by the past winners.

Rounds will consist of 8 Weeks. There are no semi or quarter finals. Each week is worth as much as the last.
The Final Virtual Battle will culminate with a FINAL LIVE Listening Party: SATURDAY, August 8th at 5pm. Voting starts at 5pm, and will end at 9pm.
Battle Launch Dates*: ALL LAUNCH TIMES ARE 5PM. Voting ends at 9pm.
FRIDAY, MAY 29TH
SATURDAY, MAY 30TH
SATURDAY, JUNE 6TH
SATURDAY, JUNE 13TH
SATURDAY, JUNE 27TH
SATURDAY, JULY 11TH
SATURDAY, JULY 18TH
SATURDAY, JULY 25TH
SATURDAY, August 8th at 7pm – FINAL LIVE Listening Party.

Voting will end at 9pm.
Visit www.sidestreetstudioarts.org/battleofthebands to listen and vote.
*All dates/times subject to change.
Thank you to our panel of judges Dian Amar, Scott Bond, Michelle Dougherty, Adrian Medriano, Rich Wagner

For more information, visit us HERE: https://www.sidestreetstudioarts.org/battleofthebands

Sponsored by Elgin Fringe Festival, Fat Cat Custom Guitars & Repair, Rediscover Records

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