*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 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 Feb 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).
Saturday, February 20, the MAD Battle contestants will 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 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!
Submission Requirements: 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 six to advance to the battles.
Performance Requirements: Each band needs to include 1 cover song during their 20 min set on Saturday, Feb 20th. Bands are encouraged to attend a sound check prior to their performance (arrangements will be made by production team).
$100 / best vocals
$100 / best instrumentalist
$100 / best showmanship
$2500 and future booking at MAD / best overall
Every member of the public, from a first-time visitor to an El Dorado resident, deserves an exceptional experience at the Murphy Arts District, and we can only deliver that with the support of our community. Your generosity enables us to present world-renowned shows, culturally rich exhibits, and provide a great visitor experience.