Battle of the Garage Bands

And the 2018 Winners Are…

1st PLACE = Target 7

2nd PLACE = Love Killed the Hero

3rd PLACE = Canaan Bryce Music

Thank you to all of our participating bands and to our finalist. You all are immensely talented!


2018 Top Seven Finalists!


Canaan Bryce Band

Cottonwood Crows

Love Killed The Hero


Street Sign Language

Target 7

Thomas Napp for President 

This is an opportunity for all genres from local area bands to enjoy some friendly competition and gain publicity and prestige. The top ten entries and finals competition at CarFest will be judged by experts in the music industry. The event takes place on April 6, 2019, from noon to 4:00 p.m. during CarFest at the Expo Hall on the grounds of the Joe & Harry Freeman Coliseum.


  • Entries will be accepted until midnight, February 25th.

  • Interested bands, please fill out the submission form AND submit one (1) song (not to exceed 5 minutes) that has been recorded LIVE (no editing please) to, or send a link to your YouTube video to the same email address. All bands submitting entries will be notified by March 3rd.

  • There is a $25 entry fee that must be paid at the time of form submission via the “donate” button below.

  • Bands will be judged on the following criteria: audience favorite/participation (People’s Choice), musicality (skill level), stage presence, preparation (of performance) and originality.

  • The Battle of the Garage Bands is part of the three-day CarFest 2019 event, held at the Expo Hall on April 5-7, 2019. The event is FREE to the public.