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Posted: August 29, 2017

Austin Landing’s Battle of the Cover Bands

Join us every Thursday at Bar 145 


Starting October 5th join Tequila Todd from The Eagle every Thursday night at 9pm for Austin Landing’s Battle of the Cover Bands at Bar 145. Eight bands will compete over seven weeks for the rock crown $2,000 cash prize and guaranteed gigs at Bar 145

What is Battle of the Cover Bands? 

The “Battle of the Cover Bands” hosted by Bar 145 is meant to find outstanding musicians looking for the opportunity to book live shows at several venues across the state of Ohio to help our customers rock out like they were meant to with live music! Each applicant will be carefully considered and bands will be selected to compete for the grand prize! The competition will take place at Bar 145-Austin Landing every Thursday night starting October 5, with the finals taking place on November 16. The grand prize includes cash and guaranteed shows at Bar 145-Austin Landing, as well as a chance to play other locations in the future.

When will the competitions take place and how will the bands be judged? 

The judging for all rounds of the competition will be done by a panel of 3 judges using the following criteria: song selection, stage presence, crowd participation, crowd votes (based on the number of “fans” attending the show) and overall musicianship. All bands will be given an information packet prior to the show fully explaining the judgement criteria. 

  • ROUND 1: Upon selection, bands will be given a performance date for the first round of competition for one of the following dates: Oct 5, 12, 19 or 26. Two/Three bands will compete each night (45-60 minutes, depending on number of bands) and the 4 teams with the highest scores will advance to Round 2 of the competition. 
  • ROUND 2: The top 4 teams from Round 1 will compete on November 2 or 9 based on a random drawing. Each band will have 60 minutes to perform with the 2 bands with the highest scores advancing to the finals. 
  • ROUND 3: The finals will take place on November 16. The bands will play 75 minutes  with the winner being announced that night and receiving a cash prize!

What bands are going to battle at Bar 145?

  • Thursday, October 5th at 9pm: Counting Skeletons and XYZZ 
  • Thursday, October 12 at 9pm : Short of Stable and The Times
  • Thursday, October 19th at 9pm : Flash & Top Secret and Johnson Treatment 
  • Thursday, October  26th  at 9pm: Pandora Effect and Diamond Mill Band 
  • Thursday, November  2 at 9pm:  #1 Scorer and #4 Scorer 
  • Thursday, November 9th at 9pm: #2 Scorer and #3 Scorer 
  • Thursday, November 16th at 9pm: Battle of the Band Finals


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