Loudoun Battle of the Bands encourages and provides a safe venue for middle and high school bands across the county to perform in front of their peers and compete for a chance to win cash prizes.  Four battles take place from January to April, with the top prize of $500 awarded at the final battle. 

 ROCK OUT with 2019 Loudoun Battle of the Bands!

Battles will be held at Cascades Overlook Event Center in Sterling, VA on:

  • December 7th, 2018,
  • January 25th, 2019
  • February 22nd, 2019.

The Final Battle will be held on March 22nd, 2019 at The Tally Ho in Leesburg, VA.

Each year, Loudoun’s best youth bands and performers  compete for cash prizes. Over $900 is awarded to the top bands (1st, 2nd, and fan favorite) at the final Battle in April.  First Place takeshome $500!  Other prizes include half a day of studio time, private lessons with professional songwriters, and more!

Interested in playing/competing? Loudoun’s Battle of the Bands is 100% free for Loudoun teens. Registration is now open for Loudoun’s Battle of the Band.  Registration closes on November 9th, 2018.

For eligibility, competition rules, and application, go to Loudounteens.org.

Highlights of the 2018 Battle of the Bands:

Ten Loudoun teen bands faced off in the final round of the 2018 Loudoun Youth Battle of the Band competition. StoneCold was the first to take the stage at the Tally Ho Theater and when the night ended they went home with the $500 grand prize.

The all-girl rock band returned to win the contest after a strong showing in 2017. StoneCold’s members are Gina D. and Nadia D. of Stone Hill Middle School and Kaelin F. of River Bend Middle School along with Lauren M. of Heritage High School and Emily C. of Dominion High School.

Second place was Suburbia, a hard funk band made up of Potomac Falls High School students Ethan F., Nikolai R., Tommy K. and Will S. They were awarded $300 and a half day of studio time at Blue Room.

Shreve Mill took home the Fan Favorite award. Bandmates Connor P., Sean H., Zach S., Tanner C. and Ryan T. are students at Heritage High School. They received $150 and a half day of studio time at Blue Room. Other finalists in this year’s competition were Alaska and Aurora, Kage, Charming Slacker, Lejitsu, Excision, Spiral Staircase and Never Born to Follow. Best Original Song was also awarded to Alaska and Aurora for their original song Wanderlust. They were awarded a two-hour songwriting workshop with Todd Wright of Half King Music

Loudoun Battle of the Bands is produced in partnership with Loudoun County PRCS and the Youth Advisory Council.

For sponsorships, contact swolfson@loudounyouth.org