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Battle of the Bands

Corning's Gaffer District, 95theMet and 93theDrive are looking for the best bands in the Twin Tiers!
March 28, 2019 - April 21, 2019
Battle of the Bands
Battle of the bands

Corning's Gaffer District, 95theMet and 93theDrive are looking for the best bands in the Twin Tiers.


  • Starting on March 27, 2019, you can submit your audio entry and artist/band information at
  • Deadline for artist entry is Sunday, April 21, 2019.
  • Performers must submit a one-song demo...cover or original song is okay.
  • Lyrics cannot contain profanity, derogatory remarks, sexually explicit content or violence.
  • Acts can contain anywhere from one (soloist) to five members must provide their own equipment.
  • All members of any act must be at least 16 years of age.
  • The rock-n-roll genre is encouraged, but all bands are welcome to play any genre of music.
  • 10 acts will be chosen to participate in this contest.  If more than 10 qualified entries are received there will be a pre-selection process to narrow the field down to 10 act.
  • If you are selected to participate, you MUST be available to perform either Thursday, May 2nd or Thursday, May 9th.  Efforts will be made to accommodate artist/band schedules however accommodations cannot be guaranteed.


  • Each act must play at least 50% covers and also have at least one original song in their performance.
  • Preliminary round performances are 30 minutes long.
  • Final round performances are 45 minutes long.
  • There will be 3 independent judges at each event.
  • Acts will be judged on Cohesiveness; Stage Presence; Musicianship; and Creativity using a 1 to 5 scale. 1 being worst and 5 being best.
  • There will also be an element of audience participation at each event that will count as 25% of the final score.
  • The top 2 cumulative scoring acts will advance from the Preliminary to the Final.
  • Any ties will be broken by the band that scores the highest in the musicianship category.



1st Place

Open Glassfest "Rock in the Park" on Friday, May 24th 

Air Play on 93theDrive*

2nd & 3rd Place

Perform at Glassfest "Rock in the Park" on Sunday, May 26th


*Must have professionally recorded, mixed and mastered original song







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