The great thing about the Dayton Battle Bands is that everyone wins something! All participants have the opportunity to perform at The Brightside's VodVil Bar stage with professional sound tech & production staff in front of music bookers, journalists, fellow musicians, and potential new fans. They also get valuable feedback on their performance from industry professionals. Bonus - all participants get lots of social media promotion too! This performance additionally serves as an audition for future booking opportunities with The Brightside and other venue partners.
The winners of each week (six total) win a spot on the Brightside's Ballroom stage during the Dayton Battle of the Bands Finale, and all the press that goes along with that event! The winners also get a video of 1 song filmed live and edited by Ashley Karsten of Sound Valley Dayton - a great asset for the band's electronic press kit. They also get 30% off any merch order from Little Monster Printing (if merch is needed / desired - no requirement for purchase). Dayton Pizza Factory is generously offering the winners pizza for 4 of their next band practices! Wow! And all winners get a $250 cash prize.
The overall winner of the Dayton Battle of the Bands wins an EP recording session from our sponsor Dayton Sound Studios, and a paid performance at Levitt Pavilion Dayton during their summer 2023 season! The winners also get3 50 free custom printed t-shirts from Little Monster Printing! And the grand prize winners get a $1000 cash prize too!