Application Deadline Extended for Battle of the Bands
INDIO – Applications for local bands vying to perform in the seventh annual Battle of the Bands will be accepted until 5 p.m. Feb. 1.
Battle of the Bands, an event at the 71st Annual Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival, features bands made up of Riverside County residents competing for the top prize of $5,000 of music equipment, sponsored by Music Depot LA.
The bands will perform from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18 on the Magic Carpet Stage.
To apply, download the application at www.datefest.org (under “What’s New”). Send the completed application and materials to the Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival Battle of the Bands, Attn: Sophia Felix, 73-710 Fred Waring Dr., Ste. 222, Palm Desert, CA 92260.
The Fourth District Youth Advisory Council will review all applications, which must include a demo CD, stage plot, lyrics for all the songs they will play (at least one cover song) and a photo of the band.
On competition day, contestants will be evaluated on technical performance, originality of songs, professionalism, stage presence, vocals and audience reaction.