Country Battle USA
A two-day battle of country and western bands called, “Country Battle USA.” There will be 6 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. Six 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.
6 Bands Battle for $15,000, winner takes all!
Do you have what it takes?!?
When: Friday, Aug 27, 2021
Saturday, Aug 28, 2021
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 6 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 8 pm Saturday, August 28th on the Main Street Stage where the winning band will set up and play for the street dance.**
Country Battle USA 2020 Band Schedule
- 15 minutes to get onstage
- 45 minutes playtime
- 15 minutes to get offstage
TBA – 10:00 am
TBA – 11:15 am
TBA – 12:30 pm
TBA – 1:45 pm
TBA – 3:00 pm
TBA – 4:15 pm
Please enjoy the Western Legends Rodeo! 7pm at the Kaneplex Arena
TBA – 9:30 am
TBA – 10:45 am
– High Noon Parade –
TBA – 1:00 pm
TBA – 2:15 pm
TBA – 3:30 pm
TBA – 4:45 pm
End at 6 pm
**Winner of Country Battle USA to be announced at 8 pm.**
Please stay to enjoy our 2020 Country Battle USA Winner Thrillbilly Deluxe’s performance at 7pm. 2021 Country Battle USA Winner will also be announced at 8 pm to play at 9:30 pm.
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 July 1st, 2021 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 6 bands competing, we will pay you $1,000. If you are the winner of Country Battle USA, you will receive your $1,000 check for performing throughout the weekend and a $14,000 check for winning CBU, coming to a total of $15,000. 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 45 minutes. No tracking or lip-syncing will be allowed.
You may have up to 50% of your song be Cover songs.
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:
o Have your stage plots and needs ready when the sound tech contacts you so that the transition on and off the stage goes smoothly.
o Provide a high resolution image of your band by July 1, 2021.
o Submit W9 (attached)
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
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
$15,000 Winner takes all!
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 August 14th and Saturday August 15th 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 9 p.m. and perform Saturday at 9:30 p.m. 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.