Battle of the Bands Rules, Regulations and Entry Information

  1. For entry, please fill out the entry form at between Wednesday, May 3rd and Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 .
  1. All bands who submit their entry must choose a date to compete from the following- May 11th or May 18th. Door times will be 6:00 p.m. on the day of show. Order in which the bands will perform will be chosen at random at the time of load in.
  1. Entry is on a first come, first serve basis based on registration. Each night of the battle will feature 6 bands.
  1. The top 2 bands with the highest number of votes the end night of the night will advance to the final round on May 27, 2017. One ticket will be disbursed to each paid attendee which they will use to cast one vote.
  1. Stage management has final say on all activities on stage. Any band going over the time limit, or disregarding event management’s direction about anything, including safety and time, may be disqualified.
  1. The winner of the live battle of the bands will be determined on Saturday, May 27, 2017 will be decided solely by the fans. Every person who purchases admission to the live battle of the bands will be issued one ticket to be used for voting. When the battle is over, House of Rock management and an unaffiliated observer will count the tickets in each jar. The band who received the most tickets (votes) wins the battle.
  1. All bands will receive 30 minutes of playtime with a 15 minute changeover between sets for Round 1 and Round 2. For the finals, bands will receive a 45 minute set with a 15 minute changeover. It is the band’s responsibility to set gear and be ready to perform within the allotted time.
  1. The winning band will receive $1000 cash prize and a 10 hour session at AUX Studio (one song). Runner up will receive $200 cash.
  1. All bands entered MUST be able and willing to perform on Thursday, May 11th or Thursday May 18th at House of Rock and Saturday, May 27th at House of Rock.
  1. Bands must report, ready to load in, to the venue at House of Rock at 5:00 PM before doors. Straws will be drawn before doors to decide the line-up. At all battle of the bands, a band representative must remain on site until the votes are counted at the end of the show.
  1. All bands agree to have their name, music, logo, and/or likenesses used in any advertising, broadcasting, or merchandising material relating to this event without any compensation or rights to royalties for such use. Band members must provide all musical instruments and equipment necessary for their performance. The event organizers cannot be held liable for any lost, damaged, or stolen equipment. Fires, pyrotechnics, fog machines, etc. are not allowed.
  1. Our goal is to have a fun, safe and fair contest. House of Rock reserves the right to make changes to the rules and regulations of the contest if deemed necessary. House of Rock will have final word in any disputes that should arise concerning the contest.
  1. If your band is voted to advance to the final round of the battle of the bands, you are allowed to create and use your own promo materials as long as they do not incriminate or use false advertisement against House of Rock or ROCK 92/7, all bands affiliated or any other competitors taking place in this battle of the bands or events associated with it.

By submitting an entry to this event, your band, management, crew, and other staff agrees to the rules laid out in this document and the rules of House of Rock.

Still have questions?  Email Stephanie at or call Stephanie at 361-882-ROCK (7625).