Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Battle of the Bands


  • ∙A total of 8 bands will battle for the BACK TO THE CITY battle of the bands crown.
  •  Band will perform original songs composed by them; Rendition and covers will be act as an automatic disqualification.   
  • All band must prepare three sets for the band competition (a minimum of six original songs)
  • ∙Bands must be prepared to play a set of at least twenty minutes including set up time.
  • ∙For every minute exceeding the twenty minute limit, the band will be penalize
  • 3 points from their total score.
  • ∙All competing bands are strongly encouraged to promote spreading the word regarding the Battle of the Bands stage as crowd interaction and response will be part of the judging criteria.
  • ∙Any distasteful behavior, and/or damage to BACK TO THE CITY FESTIVAL or surrounding equipment or supplies will result in an automatic disqualification.
  • ∙A "Performer" consists of many different things. For this events, we require both instrumental and vocal performance for judges to deem you a band.
  • ∙BACK TO THE CITY FESTIVAL will not be held accountable for any broken equipment, injuries, or any other negative occurrences outside of our staff’s control


  1. Can't miss the wonderful styling and interior at this place. As I walked upstairs, my eyes wandered about the brick wall interior and the overall décor. This is by far one of the best venues in Chicago to organize event.