Congratulations to New Nights on their winning of the 2019 Battle Of The Bands!

Battle Of The Bands

-2018-

Congratulations to Sunday Cruise for winning the 2018 Battle Of The Bands!!!

Get ready, Elgin. 

Side Street Studio Arts is kicking off its 5th year of Battle Of The Bands! Our "BOtB" competition allows artists the freedom of expression and is designed to build support for the local music and art scene. Bands from all over the area share space, creativity, and audiences during this summer-long, un-juried competition. Hone your craft, build a following, and win a prize package worth over $2000!!!

You perform, the public responds.
#supportlocalmusic

#musicmakesme

Doors open at 7pm.
*Performances start at 7:30pm.
$5 suggested donation.

2018 BOTB LINEUP:


Round 1.1 – 1.4 / SATURDAYS

1.1 June 2

OWEN WILSON'S NOSE

ONE PING ONLY

MIDDLE-AGED OVERDOSE

QUIET COVE

1.2 June 9

NEW NIGHTS

SHAKEN BABY SYNDROME

WATER DOG

1.3 June 16

GABE HIRST

MR BUTTERFIELD

LONG BIRDS

1.4 June 23

BINX

SUNDAY CRUISE

GIRL K


Quarter Finals/Round 2.1 - 2.2 / SATURDAYS

 

2.1 July 7

1.) MIDDLE AGED OVERDOSE

2.) SHAKEN BABY SYNDROME

3.) MR. BUTTERFIELD

4.) BINX

2.2 July 14

1.) QUIET COVE

2.) NEW NIGHTS

3.) LONG BIRDS

4.) SUNDAY CRUISE


Semi Finals/Round 3.1 - 3.2

3.1 FRIDAY July 27

1.) BINX

2.) SUNDAY CRUISE

3.2 SATURDAY July 28

1.) MR. BUTTERFIELD

2.) NEW NIGHTS


FINAL BATTLE:

SATURDAY, August 11

NEW NIGHTS

vs

SUNDAY CRUISE


*1st and 2nd round performances at 7:30pm.

**Semi-Finals and Final Battle at 8pm

*All dates/lineup subject to change.

Brought to you in part by our amazing sponsors.

Battle of the Bands 2017

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO MT. POCONO

THE WINNER OF OUR 2017 BATTLE OF THE BANDS!

 

 

 

What is Side Street's BATTLE OF THE BANDS?

Side Street Studio Arts’ annual Battle of the Bands competition allows artists a freedom of expression and is designed to build support for the local music scene. Bands from all over the area share space, creativity, and audiences during this summer-long, un-juried competition. Hone your craft, build a following, and win a prize package worth over $2000. You perform, the public responds.

 

FINAL BATTLE:

ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE  vs. MT. POCONO

 

2.1 WINNERS:

ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE

& BEACH BUNNY

 

2.2 WINNERS:

MT. POCONO &

PHANTOMS & PESTILENCE

 

 

1.1 WINNERS:

BEACH BUNNY &

MAN BITES DOG

 

1.2 WINNERS:

CRIPPLED GIRL &

PHANTOMS & PESTILENCE

 

1.3 WINNERS:

ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE

SLOTH HANDS

 

1.4 WINNERS:

EL SOCKO

MT POCONO

Thank you to our 2017 BOB Sponsors:

BRAVO Magazine

Elgin Fringe Festival

Elgin Symphony Orchestra

Fat Cat Custom Guitars & Repair

Hope For the Day

Little Lung Productions

Martini Room

Rediscover Records

Battle of the Bands 2016  

CONGRATULATIONS TO HOME BURIAL

THE WINNER OF OUR 2016 BATTLE OF THE BANDS!

 

 

 

NEW THIS YEAR OVER $3000 IN PRIZES FOR THE WINNER, 

including $1000 cash, professional recordings of live performances, studio time, rehearsal space, additional performances, 

and more!

Round #2

 

Friday, June 24

What Lies Ahead

Phantoms & Pestilence

 

Friday, July 8

The Ferns

Think Easy

 

Saturday, July 9

Home Burial

Early Autumn Station

 

Friday, July 15

Horse Painter

Stevebarnes

and the Hazy Sparrow

Round #1

 

Friday, May 27

What Lies Ahead

The Ferns

Moore

 

Saturday, June 4

Party Apple Peel

Phantoms & Pestilence

Think Easy

 

Friday, June 10

Home Burial

Peter Clementi

Horse Painter

Lower Automation

 

Friday, June 17

Early Autumn Station

Go Viral

Steve Barnes and the Hazy Sparrow

Semi-Finals

 

Friday, July 22

Home Burial

What Lies Ahead

 

Friday, August 5

The Ferns

Steve Barnes

and the Hazy Sparrow

 

 

Final Battle

 

Friday, August 12

Home Burial

Steve Barnes

and the Hazy Sparrow

Doors open at 7pm. Performances begin at 7:30pm. There is a $5 suggested donation at the door. All battles will be held at Side Street Studio Arts, unless otherwise noted.

#musicmakesme #supportlocalmusic #downtownElgin #BOB2016

Battle of the Bands 2015  

CONGRATULATIONS TO OCEANS & OCEANS

THE WINNER OF OUT 2015 BATTLE OF THE BANDS!

Don't miss them on the Main Stage at Nightmare on Chicago Street

Saturday, October 24 at 6pm!

 

 

Thank you to Curtis Bell for capturing this amazing moment at our 2015 Battle of the Bands Final Battle!

Congratulations to 

Rune the Lion

Winner of SSSA's 2014 Battle of the Bands!

 

See you in May 2015!

Battle of the Bands 2014!

 

Side Street Studio Arts, Rockfest Press Photography,and Theory Prints are proud to announce the 2014 Battle Of The Bands! This summer-long event is a celebration of local and regional musicians. With 16 bands filling out the bracket, Battle of the Bands 2014 will culminate with the Final Battle between two bands on Friday, August 22nd. Each band will have 75 minutes to pack SSSA with as many fans as possible, crank it to 11, and show their worthiness. You can't vote, if you're not there!  The winner will receive over $2000 dollars in prizes, including musical equipment from Rebel Black Audio, BIG EAR nyc, Fat Cat Custom Guitars & Repair, Rediscover Records, as well as a performance and rehearsal time at SSSA.

All shows are all ages.  $5 Suggested Donation

 

FINAL BATTLE

August 29, 2014 at 8pm

Rune the Lion

vs.

The Shakes & Rumbles


 

Battle of the Bands 2014 Sponsors

*All bands, performers, and musicians are subject to perform all original material with a signed letter of intent to play original music, lyrics, and scoring.  At no such time do we permit "cover bands", "tribute bands", or any music which may be considered traditonal or public domain music that may contain arrangements in said music that may have been created by another artist protected by copyright.  Any music which may support a performance must be original, unlicensed, and unpublished artist works.

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