Battle of the Bands is Back

The State Theatre’s Battle of the Bands is back in 2023!

The State Theatre is proud to be a home for great live music and the 209 is stacked with musical talent that we want to showcase! So if you’re an independent musical artist making original music in any genre, we encourage you to enter our next Battle of the Bands (BOTB)! Last year’s inaugural BOTB live show was a sell-out event with the $1500 Audience-Choice award going to Fresh Yesterday and the $2500 Grand Prize was awarded to Family Mystic!

This year it could be you!

The BOTB begins online! Individual performers or full bands are encouraged to submit a video of themselves performing one original song by January 20th. Voters will vote for their favorite bands in February, and the top 8 acts will perform live at the State Theatre on Saturday, March 18th, 2023, 7pm. At the live show, $2500 Grand Prize will be awarded based on a panel of judges and a $1500 Audience Choice Award will be awarded based on in-person voting.

The State Theatre BOTB is an effort to encourage and amplify the great musical talent in and around the city of Modesto, so we truly hope to hear from you soon!

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About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.