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:
A total cash and prize value of $2,250/band.
- $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
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
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
oProvide a high resolution image of your band by June 4th, 2023 to firstname.lastname@example.org
oSubmit W9 to email@example.com
oYou may send any links of music or pics to firstname.lastname@example.org
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
- Play 45 minutes
- 50% cover songs
- Playlist variety
- Personality/crowd interaction
- 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
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