*MAD BATTLE UPDATE
Taking the current worldwide health situation into consideration, we have decided to postpone the upcoming MAD BATTLE. The regional band competition will move from July 17 and 18, 2020 to February 19 and 20, 2021. With the postponed date, we have extended the time frame for bands to enter the competition. Submissions are open now through Nov. 20, 2020. Bands who proceed to the live battle on February 19 and 20, 2021 will be announced on Nov. 30, 2020. Registration fees to enter are $35 through Nov. 19 and $45 on day of deadline (Nov. 20).
On Friday, February 19 each band of the bands will play a 15-minute set. Top five will be announced that evening and advance to the Saturday, February 20 MAD BATTLE and perform a 20-minute set before the winners are announced.
MAD has hosted some of the biggest names in music and your band could be next! February 19-20, First Financial Music Hall’s stage will be the site of the second annual MAD BATTLE, a regional band competition.
Enter now for your chance to win a grand package of $2500 and booking at MAD!
Performance requirements to enter: bands must have at least one cover song in their 15-minute Friday night set. To register each band must submit a band logo, photos, member bios (including musical background) and contact info along with one cover song (audio and video files). Any band/individual may enter as long as they're not a previous MAD Battle winner.
The MAD BATTLE committee will select the top ten to advance to the battles.
On Friday, Feb 19th each band of the ten bands will play a 15-minute set. Top five will be announced that evening and advance to the Saturday, Feb 20th MAD BATTLE and perform a 20-minute set before winners are announced.
$100 / best vocals
$100 / best instrumentalist
$100 / best showmanship
$2500 and future booking at MAD / best overall
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