Community Day Festival

Battle of the Bands

Battle of the Bands is coming to Poway Days!

Open to any amateur band in San Diego County, local bands will battle their musical talents against each other.

Sign up now to reserve your spot to compete September 9th during the Community Days Festival.

When and Where?

  • Poway Community Park at 5:00pm

Part of a band? Here's what you need to know:

  • Each band will have 15 minutes to set up and 30 minutes to perform
  • Winners will win cash prizes!
  • We are looking for bands with members between the age of 16 & 26
  • Application must be submitted by August 25, 2017
  • Battle is open to any musical genre. Material must be suitable for general audiences.


  • Stage Presence: Appearance, appropriate material, band personality
  • Interpretation: Quality of material and/or interpretation of cover tunes. Cover tunes will be judged on the bands rendition of the cover
  • Musical Ability: Vocal/instrumental skill, intonation, complexity of music
  • Audience Approval: Applause, overall enthusiasm


  • Grand Prize: $500 Cash Prize
  • Runner-up: Friday evening, Sept. 22nd General Admission Rodeo Tickets
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