San Diego County Fair
Contests & Competitive Exhibits  

91X presents

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.

Before you apply, read the Rules and Regulations and the FAQs governing this contest. To update an application previously submitted, use this form.

Submit your 2015 Battle of the Bands application


Application Deadline: April 13, 2015
Finalists announced: April 28, 2015


Final Round: June 26, 2015; 5:00-8:00PM
Coors Light Rock On Stage


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

Kid Wilderness

Winners of the 2014 Battle of the Bands:
Kid Wilderness, 1st place (pictured)
Soda Pants, 2nd place
The Street Hearts, 3rd place


About our Media Sponsor

91X logo

Host Tim Pyles has been a staple in the local music scene for years. Sunday evenings from 7:00-10:00PM on 91X, Tim hosts the award-winning "Loudspeaker," the original radio show for San Diego's local music.


Sponsor Prize Packages

Casbah logo and link The Casbah will book a performance for each of the top three prize winners in the 2015 Battle of the Bands.


Got more questions? We have the answers to frequently asked questions about this contest; click here.


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