Every year a crowd of 35,000 strong descends on Snook, Texas for food, fun and country music. For this year’s festival, April 6-7, 2018, the Chilifest committee is looking for an act to kick off Friday night’s lineup, and it could be you! That’s right, “The Chilifest Battle of the Bands” will provide one band the opportunity to join the 2018 lineup and perform in front of thousands!
To enter, you must submit a YouTube video of a live performance of an original song. While video quality is not important, vocals and music must be clearly heard. The contestant must currently reside, originally be from, or play a high percentage of shows in Texas and the contest will be geared towards country, Americana, roots, folk, southern rock, or any other genre you would see on the Texas music charts. Along with the YouTube Video, contestants will be asked to submit their contact information, performance date preferences, a $20 entry fee and any supplemental information if they have it.
25 contestants will be selected for the Battle of the Bands. There will be five preliminary rounds at The Tap in College Station, Texas. The 25 contestants will perform 15 minute solo acoustic sets of all original songs and will be judged on vocals, songwriting, musicianship, stage presence, and crowd engagement.
There will be one winner selected from each of the five preliminary rounds, and they will then compete in the final round. The submission deadline is midnight. September 3.
Contact Texas Music Pickers for complete rules and entry instructions. Find them here.