TICKETS - $10 ADVANCE, $15 DAY OF SHOW. 6 & UNDER FREE.
DOORS - 6PM, SHOW 7PM | SOCIALLY DISTANCED POD SEATING
$100 / best vocals
$100 / best instrumentalist
$100 / best showmanship
$2500 and future booking at MAD / best overall
MAD PRESENTS FIRST IN PERSON CONCERT OF THE YEAR
MAD Battle to take place February 20th
El Dorado, Ark (February 5, 2021) – Murphy Arts District (MAD) will host their second annual MAD BattleSaturday, February 20th in the First Financial Music Hall. The show features 7 regional bands in a battle of the bands competition hosted by Carter “the Power” Bryant. Each band will be given 15 minutes to show the judges their skills by performing original and cover songs. The winning band will take home the grand prize of $2,500. Awards will also be given out for “best showmanship,” “best vocals,” and “best instrumentalist.”
“It’s been a little over a year since we’ve had live music in the First Financial Music Hall, so to say we’re stoked is an understatement,” says Joanna Benson, Marketing Coordinator. “We had double the entries this year, with several 2019 contestants re-entering for a second time. I am happy with the turnout and excited for locals to see some new bands that have never played in El Dorado before.”
Returning to battle a second year are locally known bands Crutchfield (Christian/alt rock) and Jimmy Lewis & 8 Second Ride (country). Also, no stranger to El Dorado is rock n’ rollers deFrance who most recently opened for the likes of Foghat and Bon Jovi. Rounding out the new competitors are alt-rockers Jasper Wilderness from Tulsa, Oklahoma; classic country musicians Boots Bailey and the Boys from Beebe, Arkansas; rockers Fox Eating Foxes from Camden, Arkansas and Lead Pipe Conservatory Band from Northern Arkansas.
Judging the event will be Noalmark Operations Manager & radio personality Caleb Burger, Little Rock soul singer Bijoux, and multi-talented musician & promoter Monty Russell. “I've been waiting for the second MAD Battle since the first one wrapped up. It's a great opportunity to see local and regional talented musicians in a night of live music. Plus, when's the last time anyone's been to a concert!? I can't wait for a night full of live music! Come join us,” stated MAD Battle judge Caleb Burger.
Seating for the event will be general admission, socially distanced, pod-style seating. Guests will be asked to sit only with their household members and will be required to wear masks at all times unless they are eating or drinking.
Tickets are $10 per person in advance or $15 day of show. Kids 6 and under are allowed in for free. Doors to the First Financial Music Hall will open at 6pm with the show starting at 7pm. Tickets may be purchased at www.eldomad.com/madbattle or by calling the box office at 870-444-3007.
Marketing Coordinator, Murphy Arts District
870-918-9488 | email@example.com
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.