ladells-emily-snowAs of today, submissions are open for bands to participate in Muse Music’s annual Battle of the Bands.

Our Battle of the Bands is about community. The goal is two-fold: to bring attention to some of Utah’s finest bands, and to bring together bands that may not be familiar with each other’s work so they make new connections within the music scene. All genres are welcome, but a band consists of at least 2 members, and bands will be judged on musicianship, songwriting, performance, professionalism, promotions/marketing and attendance.

Previous winners include Ryan Innes, Mimi Knowles, Eidola, The Ladells, and last year’s winner, TryTryTry.

Qualifying rounds will be held Tuesday, October 18th – 21st, with one band from each night moving on to the finals on Saturday, October 22nd. All entrants will receive free admission for the whole week. A cash prize will be awarded as well as prizes from local sponsors.

To participate, please submit an email by midnight, Friday 9/30 to, including the following information:

“BOTB Entry” as the subject line
-Band name
-Band bio
-Links to recordings or videos of the band’s music
-Links to the band’s social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
-Why you want to participate in this year’s battle

*Note: selected bands MUST be available every night of the Battle.