Digital auditions are now open for the
2019 Connective Festival Battle of the Bands!

Bands selected through this juried process will compete for cash prizes and the chance to open the Main Stage of the 2019 Connective Art & Music Festival in Oxford, PA!  Entry deadline is June 1, 2019.

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Main Stage openers for EVE6!

Last year’s winner Half Past 7 went from performing in the contest tent in the morning… to rocking out the main stage in the evening!

Is YOUR band ready for the opportunity of a lifetime??

This year’s Battle of the Bands will be held on August 2, 2019 at the Connective Festival Opener First Friday. The winner will open the Main Stage at the Connective Festival on Saturday August 3rd! 

Grand Prize


$500 Cash Prize

Third Place

$150 Cash Prize

Second Place

$300 Cash Prize

Battle of the Bands Digital Audition

Competing band must be capable of performing up to 30 minutes of ORIGINAL music (if chosen as winner). Digital audition material and Battle of the Bands competition material must include ORIGINAL content for at least one of the songs. Open to bands in the rock, blues, indie, country, and alternative genres.

The entry fee for the 2019 Connective Festival Battle of the Bands is $15. This entry fee entitles you to enter up to two digital entries for consideration. At least one of the digital entries must be a live performance. Final competitor selection is a juried process. YOUR ENTRY FEE DOES NOT GUARANTEE ACCEPTANCE into the Battle of the Bands and is non-refundable. In order to be considered for acceptance, ALL application & digital audition materials, including your $15 entry fee, must be received by JUNE 1, 2019.

PLEASE NOTE this application is to be considered for the BATTLE OF THE BANDS ONLY and NOT for any other performance spot in the Connective Festival.