Battle of the Bands 

a band playing instruments

Due to social distancing guidelines for public gatherings set by our governor, Saratoga Splash days will be a virtual event this year June 8-13. There will be virtual contests and activities for families to participate in and opportunities to win prizes. Follow us on social media and/or check back here for more information and links to register.

We are looking to hold an end of summer celebration August 3-8 dependant on guidelines by the state health department for public gatherings. 


  • Bands must have 3 or more members in order to compete.
  • Absolutely NO Lip-syncing or tracking vocals.
  • Bands must complete registration form and submit required video by due date to be considered for competition. Video must include at least 2 songs.

Completed registration forms and videos must be submitted by Monday, June 1, 2020 at 5:00pm.  Participants will be notified if they have been chosen to participate by Friday, June 5, 2020 at 5:00pm. 

Battle of the Bands Registration form


  • Amateur Bands are 18 years old and younger.
  • Professional Bands are 18 years and older.
  • All bands must bring their own instruments except for drums.
  • Drum kit, Microphones and speakers will be provided.
  • Band must be set up with sound check within 10 minutes of time slot.
  • Band must tear down and exit stage in 10 minutes or less upon completion of set.
  • Bands will each have 15 minutes of performance time.
  • Any inappropriate language, inappropriate or controversial topics, and or distasteful behavior will result in immediate disqualification from competition. All songs must be appropriate for a family-oriented environment.
  • City of Saratoga Springs is not liable for accident, equipment disappearance or damage.


  • Music (Clarity, lyrical content and over-all musical performance) 1-10pts
  • Stage Presence and Crowd Interaction ( How does the band connect with the audience?) 1-10pts
  • Appearance and Personality (Overall look and personality, do you look the part?) 1-5pts
  • Crowd Applause (Fan Support) 1-20pts


Professional: 1st Place $1000 / runner up $500. The winner will play a 45-60 minute set on June 22, 2020 at our Monday night concert series at  7:30pm.

Amateur: 1st Place $700 / runner up $300. The winner will play a 20-25 minute set on June 22, 2020 at our Monday night concert series at 7pm.