Telluride Blues & Brews Battle Of The Bands

Together with the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, Listen Up Denver! and our friends at Park House are hosting a “Battle of the Bands” event that will give some of the best up-and-coming bands in the Rocky Mountain region the opportunity to perform alongside some of the biggest musical names in the country at the 21st annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival in September.

Whether you are a Blues, Funk, Soul, Gospel, Jam or R&B band, we invite you to submit your band for consideration via one of the two methods below. The submission window runs from April 1st through May 15th and then the selection committee will select up to seven bands to participate in a “Battle of the Bands” event that will be held at Park House in Denver on August 9th. Each band will be judged by a panel of industry professionals on criteria including: Talent, Musicianship, Production Value, Professionalism, Songwriting, Crowd Reaction & Stage Presence. Please keep in mind that this contest is designed to give smaller, less established bands a chance, so if your band has played major festivals or headlined major venues in the past, we request that you leave room for others.

The Winning Band Will Receive:

A performance slot at the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Two (2) nights lodging in Telluride or Mountain Village

Artist passes to the festival

Food vouchers

Website and program guide placement

The Runner-Up Will Receive:

One Day (10 hrs) of Studio Time in Grammy Nominated Producer John Macy’s brand new recording studio

A full band portrait session with Denver music photographer Jim Mimna

All Bands Selected to Perform At The Battle of the Bands Will Receive:

Photos of their live performance at the Battle of the Bands courtesy of Jim Mimna Photography

A recording of their performance at the Battle of the Bands

This contest is an incredible opportunity for musicians in Colorado and beyond who are looking for their “big break.” Telluride Blues & Brews is one of the premiere Blues festivals in the country and, with an audience of music lovers that come from near and far, this is a unique opportunity to gain national exposure.

Marcus Smith2014