San Diego County Fair

Battle of the Bands

You got the sound; what you need is exposure (and a nice big check would help, too). If this sounds like your band of three or more musicians, you could win a first prize of $5,000.

Thanks for your entries!

The entry deadline was April 22, 2016.

Check back to see which finalists will perform! Contest information has been left online as a reference for those who have entered.

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smbullet 2016 Rules and Regulations
smbullet 2016 Frequently Asked Questions
smbullet 2016 Entertainer Handbook



Battle of the Bands Contest winnerPerformance

Final Round: June 26, 2016; Time TBA
Coors Light Rock On Stage


1st Place: $5,000
2nd Place: $2,000
3rd Place: $1,000

Sponsor Prize Packages

Casbah logo and link The Casbah will book a performance for each of the top three prize winners.
American Vinyl logo American Vinyl will provide five 12-inch records or or ten 7-inch custom vinyl records and packaging with the winner's music on them.

American Vinyl Co is a record-cutting company that creates custom one-off and short-run vinyl records and packaging. Help us keep the spirit of vinyl (and music) alive in the digital age and be able to hold your music, not just click it!


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or call 858-755-1161 x2363


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