Kane County Events and Volunteer Center
Country Battle USA

6 bandswill battle for $10 Grand!!

This is an application only. Must be received NO later than June 4, 2023.

****IF and WHEN you are approved, you will be sent a follow-up email with a link for payment. ****


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*A $250 entry fee is required to ensure commitment, but will be refunded when the band/group shows up on time to perform.
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Country Battle USA

Rules and Regulations:


Music must be Western, Country or Country Pop.

Demo music must be submitted to Kane County Events in a MP3 format or a link to your music.

Bands must submit a completed application by June 4th 2023 to be considered. This allows time for all chosen bands to be included in our advertisements.

Chosen bands will receive:
  • $1000dollars upon completion of their performances ($750+ $250 deposit refund)
  • 2 sponsored hotel rooms for Thursday, Friday and Saturday Aug. 24th-26th
  • Band dinner Thursday night, Aug. 24th
A total cash and prize value of $2,250/band.

Each bands requirements:

  • Attend Band Meeting/Dinner Thursday night
  • Compete at street fair Friday and Saturday

Country Battle USA is a live music, band/group competition. No solo singers or DJ/mixers will be considered. Band/group size must be at least three (3), but no more than eight (8) musical performers.

Bands selected to compete must perform for 45 minutes. No tracking or lip-syncing will be allowed.

You may only have up to 50% of your song be cover songs.

You may perform a different set each day, or choose to perform the same set both days.

You will have 15 min to get on stage and set up, and 15 min to get off stage.

If you are chosen as one of the 6 Bands, you will need to:

oHave your stage plots and needs ready when the sound tech contacts you so that the transition on and off the stage goes smoothly.

oProvide a high resolution image of your band by June 4th, 2023 to marketing@kane.utah.gov

oSubmit W9 to marketing@kane.utah.gov

oYou may send any links of music or pics to marketing@visitsouthernutah.com

Western Legends Heritage and Music Festival is a family-friendly event and any band/group submitting an application for the Country Battle USA agrees to provide appropriate entertainment. Event organizers reserve the right to disqualify a band/group for reasons including, offensive lyrics, inappropriate dress or behavior, gang or offensive tattoos, depiction of violence or nudity or explicit activity. Violations will result in immediate disqualification from the competition.

Judging will be based on the following criteria:

First performance 30%

  • Overall Performance
  • Sound Quality

Compliance 20%

  • Play 45 minutes
  • 50% cover songs
  • Playlist variety
  • Personality/crowd interaction
  • Appearance
  • Attitude and professionalism

Last performance, improvement from first performance 50%

There will be a panel of Judges that will give the band feedback immediately after your performance.

In order to ensure the fairest judging possible and removing any chance of judging bias there will be a panel of 5 judges and the highest and lowest score from each band will be thrown out and the 3 remaining judges scores will determine the score.


Winning band will receive:$10,000 check

Winner Requirements:

Winning band performance Saturday night - 90 min

1 band member to be a judge at Country Battle 2024


If any member of a band/group is late for their performance time, the band may choose to perform without the late member(s) or forfeit their spot in the competition. If the whole band/group is late for their arrival time, they will be automatically disqualified.

Bands must provide all instrumentation and instrument amplification (guitar amp, base amp, etc)

All bands will be performing on both Friday and Saturday in Kanab Utah.

To avoid Band Bias all 6 band slots will be drawn through an online generator. The drawing and results will be shown live on our Facebook page. You will be given the info in advance where to go and watch the drawing if you are one of the 6 bands chosen to compete.If you are not willing to play both days, do not apply.

The winner will be announced Saturday evening during our Headliners Performance. The winning band will be ready to set up and get on stage Saturday by 9pm and perform Saturday at 9:30 pm and must play 1 1/2 hours time for winning payment and street dance.


By participating in Country Battle USA, all members of the band/group grant Kanab Western Legends Heritage and Music Festival permission to take, use, or publish photographs of them either with or without their names, in such manner as, in its sole discretion, Western Legends Heritage and Music Festival may deem proper, and further waive ownership interest in any photos or copies thereof.


Each band is allowed to have a table with band merchandise (i.e. shirts, CDs, stickers, etc) for sale in designated areas during the competition

I hereby release Kane County and all other individuals or parties concerned from responsibility for loss of or damage to our equipment during rehearsals, competition or performances. I have read and understand all the rules and regulations. Kane County can use the band name, photos, and other images from promotional use.

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