Battle of the Bands 2023

2022 Nickel Picnic and Battle of the Bands
Graham County Fairgrounds July 8, 2023
$5 admission

$2,000 Cash First Prize.  2nd prize-$500 Richard’s Music gift certificate and $250 cash. Prizes for 3rd and 4th place.

Individual Plaques for “Best Of” categories (“best vocalist”, “best guitarist”, etc.)

Acts will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Presentation – 30 points
  • Vocals —  30 points
  • Instrumental – 30 points
  • Overall 10 points = 100

Battle of the Bands Application

Please note that when you press “send and pay” at the end of the application form, you will be taken to a payment portal to pay the $25 application fee. The fee is fully refundable when you show up to perform.

Sign up by June 26, 2023 and your band name will be printed on the event T-Shirts

If you prefer to fill out and turn in a paper application, click here.


    Double-R-Sound will provide the PA, monitor system and all mics. Richards Music will provide a 5 piece drum kit (including 5 cymbals, double bass pedal).  Feel free to use your own snare drum and kick pedals.

    Bands will provide guitars, guitar amps, basses, bass amps and / or any specialty instrument amps needed.

    Questions?  Contact Reed 928-428-1230 or

    This is a family show, profanity from the stage will not be tolerated.  The use of profanity will result in your performance cut short and disqualification from the competition.

    Entry Fee Is Fully Refundable When You Show Up To Perform!