BATTLE OF THE BANDS RULES AND FORMAT

BANDS CAN MAKE SUBMISSIONS TO PARTICIPATE AT http://momfestmilwaukee.com/battle-of-the-bands/

THERE ARE NO FEES TO PARTICIPATE AND THERE ARE NO TICKET SALES INVOLVED IN ANY MIDWEST ORIGINAL MUSIC FESTIVAL BATTLE OF THE BANDS EVENTS EVER.

BATTLES PRESENTED BY THE MIDWEST ORIGINAL MUSIC FESTIVAL WILL CONSIST OF 2 TO 3 ROUNDS AND THE FINALS.

THE WINNER(S) SELECTED FROM EACH ROUND WILL MEET IN THE FINALS AND THE WINNER(S) CHOSEN AT THE END OF THE FINAL ROUND WILL SHARE IN THE PRIZES AVAILABLE

WITH EACH EVENT PRIZES WILL VARY AND ARE ALWAYS BASED ON AVAILABILITY AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE

GENERALLY PRIZES WILL INCLUDE PERFORMANCE SLOT(S) IN THE MIDWEST ORIGINAL MUSIC FESTIVAL, RECORDING AND/OR POST PRODUCTION TIME, GIFT CERTS AND CASH.

PRIZES RECEIVED FROM OUR EVENT SPONSORS ARE SUBJECT TO THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THOSE SPONSORS.

UNLESS MOVING ON TO THE FINALS A BAND WILL COMPETE IN 1 ROUND ONLY AND WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TWO PERFORMANCES WITHIN THE SAME EVENT.

SELECTED BANDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE ON TIME FOR LOAD INS AND PERFORMANCE TIMES.

OUR BATTLES ARE JUDGED EVENTS AND WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN USING A COMBINATION OF THE JUDGES SCORES AND PEOPLES CHOICE VOTES WHICH WILL BE TAKEN AT THE DOOR.

PEOPLES CHOICE VOTES HAVE A VALUE OF 1 POINT EACH AND THE BAND THE HAS THE MOST PEOPLES CHOICE VOTES IN ANY ROUND WILL GET AN ADDITIONAL 25 POINTS ADDED TO THEIR FINAL SCORE.

IN AN EFFORT TO SAVE TIME AND EFFORT BACKLINE EQUIPMENT, INCLUDING P.A. SYSTEMS, WILL BE PROVIDED AT OUR B.O.T.B. EVENTS. WE CAN NOT HONOR REQUESTS TO CHANGE OUT EQUIPMENT.

ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT NEEDED, SUCH AS CYMBALS, BASS PEDALS, EFFECTS PEDALS, & KEYBOARDS WILL BE ALLOWED.