top of page

Battle of the Bands RULES

Tumbleweed Dancehall presents Calf Fry 2023 Battle of the Bands! 

1. (18) Eighteen bands will be selected to compete in the 2023 Calf Fry Battle of the Bands.

Battle of the Bands is an 8-week battle starting Friday, January 20,2023 and running through Saturday, March 25, 2023.
2. Each week (3) Three Bands will Battle it out to move on to the Semi-Final Round March 4, 2023. 
From there (6) Six Bands will Battle for the Top 3 spots in the Finals on March 25, 2023, where ONE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED!

3. The winner will receive $1,000 and the opening slot of Calf Fry 2023 Main Stage on Saturday, May 6th.

(9) Nine other bands will have the opportunity to play Calf Fry 2023 Pre-Party

Battle of the Bands 2023.jpg

Additional Details

  • All musical genres welcome!

  • Bands will be chosen to compete based on their artistic ability and instrumentation. Staff will review all applications and select (18) Eighteen bands to compete. 

  • This competition is for amateur musicians only. Bands signed by any record company (including independent record labels) or have played the Calf Fry or Outside City Limits Music Festival main stage in years past are NOT eligible to compete.  

  • Judging criteria will be based on three areas:

    • Advanced Ticket Sales /Day of Show Ticket Vote

    • Points awarded by three community judges

    • Crowd participation (sound meter) 

Tumbleweed Dancehall will provide professional sound and lighting for all competing bands. Please fill out the application below and submit to be considered for the first annual Calf Fry Battle of the Bands.


bottom of page