San Diego County Fair

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. Bands will compete for a top prize of $5,000 in the Fair's Battle of the Bands contest.

This is information from the 2016 San Diego County Fair.

Scroll down to see who won the 2016 contest, and check back next spring, when we will have information on this contest at the 2017 Fair!




Battle of the Bands Contest winnerCongratulations to the 2016 Battle of the Bands winners!

First place: G Club
Second place: Morgan Leigh Band
Third place: J.A.M. KwesT


Monarch Theatre
They Went Ghost




Final Round: June 26, 2016
Coors Light Rock On Stage, 1:00-5:00PM


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


About our Media Sponsor

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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.
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!


Direct them to
or call 858-755-1161 x2363


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