6th Annual Battle of the Bands @ St. Louis County Library

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July 18, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Are you ready to rock?! It is time once again for St. Louis County Library’s Annual Battle of the Bands!

Calling all garage bands, duos, and groups to participate in this annual tradition. Enter for your chance to win a Grand Prize of $250 and a Runner Up prize of $150.

Bands can enter online May 25-June 7, 2015.

Vote online for your favorite band between June 10 and June 28.

Finalists will be notified by June 30th. The three bands with the most votes, plus two critics’ choices will be the five finalists to compete at the Battle ofthe Bands on Saturday, July 18th.


  1. Band must be comprised of at least two (2) members
  2. Half of the band’s members must be under the age of twenty (20).
  3. One or more band members must have a valid St. Louis County Library Card.
  4. All lyrics must be appropriate in language and subject and family-friendly.
  5. Any costumes must be appropriate and family-friendly.
  6. Band must submit one song for the online voting competition by providing a link to an MP3 or YouTube performance of the song, along with written lyrics.
  7. The three (3) bands with the most votes, plus two (2) critics’ choices will be the five (5) finalists to perform at the Battle of the Bands on Saturday, July 18 at St. Louis County Library Headquarters.
  8. If chosen as a finalist, the band will perform their online submission, plus additional songs, with total performance time not to exceed 20 minutes.
  9. Finalists must submit written lyrics for all songs to be performed. Lyrics are due Monday, July 6.
  10. Bands must supply their own instruments and related gear. St. Louis County Library will provide a drum set, microphones, and sound equipment. Bands are responsible for any damage done to equipment provided by the library.
  11. At the Battle of the Bands, judging will be based on musical ability, originality, and stage presence. All judges’ decisions are final.
  12. Previous Grand Prize Winning bands are not eligible to enter, but last year’s Grand Prize Winner will be invited for an encore performance.

For more information, call Youth Services at 314-994-3300.

Click Here to Enter Online!


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