Wildflower Festival

Wildflower Festival

Wildflower Festival

Wildflower Festival 2017

Battle of the Bands

Love Past BluePlease join us in congratulating our 2016 Battle of the Bands winner, Love Past Blue!

Join us in celebrating the 10th Annual Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival Battle of the Bands Competition. On the afternoon of Saturday, May 20, 2017 three high school bands will compete for the 2017 Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival Battle of the Bands title. Bands will perform on the State Farm Plaza Stage. A qualifier round will take place on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at The Door Dallas. At the judges’ and producer’s discretion, 2-3 bands will be selected outright to compete in the finals at the Wildflower! Festival and an addition 2-3 bands may be selected to compete in an online fan’s choice contest for the third and final slot at the festival. Battle of the Bands is generously supported by The Door Dallas, Williamson Music Company and Alchemy Music Academy.


Prizes
The winning band as determined by panel of judges will receive:

Additionally, four (4) individual awards will be presented for most outstanding vocalist, guitarist, bassist and drummer. Individual award recipients will each receive equipment from Williamson Music Company.


Band Requirements

  • All band members must be between the ages of 14 and 19.
  • Minimum of 3 members in each band.
  • At least half of the members must be current students in grades 6-12 (3 member band = 2 current students, 4 member band = 2 current students, 5 member band = 3 current students)


Qualifier Requirements – “The Road to Wildflower! Goes Through the Door”

  • The qualifier round will host up to 12 bands on Saturday, April 15, 2017, presented by The Door Dallas.
  • Each band chosen for the qualifier round will have the opportunity to receive performance feedback and suggestions from Alchemy Music Academy to help prepare them for the qualifying round performance. To receive this feedback, bands are asked to provide a current video representation of their performance. “Current video” should be within the last 3 months prior to submission. Must receive the video footage by March 31, 2017.
  • Each band will be allowed to play one 15-minute set and must play at least (1) original song.
  • Each band must perform (1) cover song of a 2017 Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival headliner. Band may choose to play full cover song or at minimum a 2-minute excerpt. Bands are encouraged to interpret/adapt the cover song to their style/genre and “make it their own”.
  • At the judges’ and producer’s discretion, 2-3 bands will be selected outright to compete in the finals at the Wildflower! Festival and an additional 2-3 bands may be selected to compete in an online fan’s choice contest for the third and final slot at the Festival.
  • All band performances will be videotaped for possible online contest and/or for use by Wildflower! to publicize the Battle of the Bands finals.
  • No foul language, or crude/offensive/vulgar behavior of any kind on stage, in lyrics, off stage, or otherwise. Absolutely no moshing and proper attire must be worn at all times.
  • Band members are only allowed on stage during their set. Bands or band members who go on stage while another band is competing will be disqualified from the competition.
  • No moshing and appropriate attire must be worn at all times.
  • Band members are only allowed on stage during their set. Bands or band members who go on stage while another band is competing, will be disqualifies from the competition.
  • Winning bands will be determined by a panel of judges based on the following criteria:
    • Musical talent as determined by our panel of judges
    • Crowd noise and enthusiasm
    • Showmanship of band members
    • Ability to follow contest rules and perform at least one (1) original song and one (1) cover song within one 15-minute set
    • Originality of cover song
    • NOTE: Ticket sales by the band are not a factor in the judging of the winning bands.

Click here to view a complete copy of the contest rules and regulations.


How to enter
To sign up for the qualifier email thedoorclubs@gmail.com and include the following information:

  • Band name
  • Primary contact and email address
  • City of residence
  • Band member names, ages and school they attend
  • Where band has played previously
  • Genre
  • Band photo
  • Music samples (if available)
  • Video sample(s) of recent performance (If you would like pre-qualifying round performance feedback from Alchemy Music Academy, please provide a link to a video of a recent performance. Does not need to be from a live audience performance)


Finals at the Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival

  • Bands will perform on the State Farm Plaza Stage on Saturday, May 20 at 4:15 PM – time subject to change with notice
  • Each finalist band will have the opportunity to meet with the LIVE program team at Alchemy Music to review their qualifying round performance and receive feedback and recommendations to prepare them for the finals.
  • Each finalist band will be allowed to play one 12-minute set (please note difference from qualifier round)
  • Each band must perform at least one (1) original song during their 12-minute set
  • Each band must perform (1) cover song of a 2017 Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival headliner. Band may choose to play full cover song or at minimum a 2-minute excerpt. Bands are encouraged to interpret/adapt the cover song to their style/genre and “make it their own”.
  • Winning band will be determined by a panel of judges based on the following criteria:
    • Musical talent as determined by our panel of judges
    • Crowd noise and enthusiasm
    • Showmanship of band members
    • Ability to follow contest rules and perform at least one (1) original song and one (1) cover song within one 12-minute set
    • Originality of cover song
    • NOTE: Ticket sales by the bands are not a factor in the judging of the winning bands.
  • No foul language, or crude/offensive/vulgar behavior of any kind on stage, in lyrics, off stage, or otherwise. Absolutely no moshing and proper attire must be worn at all times.
  • Band members are only allowed on stage during their set. Bands or band members who go on stage while another band is competing will be disqualified from the competition.
  • No moshing and appropriate attire must be worn at all times.
  • Band members are only allowed on stage during their set. Bands or band members who go on stage while another band is competing, will be disqualifies from the competition.
  • Producer reserves the right to approve song choices to be performed at Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival

 

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