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2016 Battle of the Bands


The 2016 Battle of the Bands event will take place on Saturday, June 18th at 1 PM at Scoville Park. Come out for a chance to hear great local bands for free and maybe go home with a couple prizes as well!

Enter Your Band!

Teens this is your chance to get your bands heard! To be considered for the event, submit your application with a demo CD, MP3s, or social media links (YouTube, Sound Cloud, etc.) to Mike Loszach at 218 Madison St. Oak Park, IL 60302 or The deadline to submit your application is May 6th @ 5 PM. Bands must consist of at least 2 members between the ages of 12 and 21 (and at least half of the band members must be no older than 19 years of age) as of August 15, 2016. Click here to access the 2016 Battle of the Bands packet with the official rules and application.

Why Should I Enter my Band?

In addition to a great opportunity to get your band heard, there are some great perks to winning the event! The 2016 winner will also be given the chance to compete in the Regional competition in Forest Park on July 9th with a chance to earn a spot at the State competition in Springfield. The winning band will also earn the opportunity to headline the Park District’s final “Concert in the Park” at Scoville Park on Sunday, August 7th and will receive 3 hours of digital audio recording time courtesy of Bob Dog studios in Oak Park! Don't miss this awesome opportunity!

The 2016 Battle of the Bands event is presented by Tribeca Flashpoint College and sponsored by the Park District of Oak Park, the Oak Park Public Library, and School of Rock.


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