Country Battle USA

A two-day battle of country and western bands called, “Country Battle USA.” There will be 8 bands allowed to compete, and $15,000 in prize money – winner takes all. The winner will perform during a street dance finale on Saturday night.

Your band could win 15K! Compete in Country Battle USA on August 14th and 15th, 2020 at Kanab’s Western Legends Heritage and Music Festival in Southern Utah. Eight bands will play in this two-day, winner-takes-all, country western music competition. The winning band gets 15 thousand dollars, a street dance party, and bragging rights.

8 Bands Battle for $15,000, winner takes all!
Do you have what it takes?!?

When: Friday, Aug 14, 2020
&
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020

Country Battle USA is a two-day battle of country and western bands being played on North Main Street in Kanab, Utah. There will be 8 bands and $15,000 in prize money- winner takes all. The winner will perform during a street dance finale on Saturday night.
Country Battle USA Band Line-up 2020

** Winner of Country Battle USA will be announced at 9:00 pm Saturday, August 15 on the Main Street Stage where the winning band will set up and play for the street dance.**

Country Battle USA

Rules and Regulations:

Eligibility:

Music must be Western, Country or Country Pop.

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

Bands must submit a completed application by July 21st, 2020 at 5pm to be considered. This allows time for all chosen bands to be included in our advertisements.

If your band is picked to be one of the 8 bands competing, we will pay you $1000. You will be handed a check after you perform!

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 40 minutes. No tracking or lip-syncing will be allowed.

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

You will have 10 min to get on stage and set up, and 10 min to get off stage.

If you are chosen as one of the 8 Bands, you will need to:

o Contact our sound tech with your stage plots and needs so that the transition on and off the stage goes smoothly.

o Provide a high resolution image of your band by July 21st , 2020.

o Submit W9

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 on a scale of 1-10. Overall Performance

1) Overall Performance

2) Sound Quality

3) Playlist variety

4) Personality/crowd interaction

5) Appearance

6) Attitude and professionalism

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

Prizes:

$15,000 Winner takes all!

Performance:

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)

Bands will be performing either on Friday August 14th or Saturday August 15th in Kanab Utah. To avoid Band Bias all 15 band slot 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 8 bands chosen to compete. If you are not willing to play on Friday, do not apply.

Bands will play at the top of each hour. Excluding Saturday from noon to 1 pm for the parade.

The winners will be announced Saturday evening. The winning band will perform at street dance Saturday and must play 2 hours during that time for payment.

Disclaimer:

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.

Merchandise:

We will have t-shirts for sale at the event but 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.