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About the Event

Call for Entries:

Attention all talented middle and high school musicians! Get ready to rock the stage at the Batesville Blackout Bash Battle of the Bands. This event is in celebration of the total solar eclipse happening on April 8th. This is your chance to showcase your musical prowess and compete for the title of the ultimate school band!

Event Details:

📅 Date: Sunday, April 7th, 2024

🕛 Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

📍 Location: Bill Gillespie Soccer Park, Batesville, Indiana (rain location TBD)

Entry Requirements:

  • Open to middle and high school students only. This includes public school and home-school students.

  • Bands must be composed of two or more musicians and at least one instrument.

  • Bands should prepare a set lasting between 20-30 minutes.

  • Any style of musical genre is welcomed.

  • Acts must be clean and non-offensive.

What We Provide:

  • A stage and high-quality sound equipment to make your music shine!

What You Bring:

  • Your own instruments to create the perfect sound!

How to Enter:

  1. Form a band with fellow middle or high school students.

  2. Prepare a rockin’ setlist of 15-20 minutes of original or cover music.

  3. Email your band name, members' names, a video recording of you playing one song, and a brief bio to by February 23, 2024.

  4. Selected acts will be notified via email no later than March 8th, 2024.

Judging Criteria (20 points total):

  • Musical talent (5 points)

  • Stage presence (5 points)

  • Planning/Preparedness (5 points)

  • Setlist Dynamism (5 points)


🏆 $200 cash prize and bragging rights for the winning band!

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