As if Okeechobee already doesn’t sound like a can’t miss event this upcoming March, the festival just announced they will be holding the Destination Okeechobee: Battle of the Bands Competition. Rules are rather simple: Submit an electronic press kit via Sonicbids.com from December 16 – January 14. Next, have rally all of your fans and following vote for you on the Okeechobee Music Festival Facebook page from January 14-25. The band with the most votes on January 25 wins!
Now if you don’t win, don’t fret, because there will be a second chance for you to try to perform at in one of the slots for this once in a lifetime festival. According to Okeechobee Music Festival’s Instagram, the top 32 bands will be invited to perform a live music battle in four different Florida cities. Each city will have 8 bands battle it out for one of four additional time slots at Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival March 4-6. The winners will be determined by attendance and votes at each of the four chosen cities.
The locations of the four Florida cities/venues taking part in this competition are: The Beacham in Orlando, State Theatre in St. Petersburg, Jack Rabbits in Jacksonville, & Gramps in Miami. Apart from winning their time slots at the festival, winners also receive $500.00, 3-day festival passes for all band members and lots of great memories.
So if you feel you have what it takes, be sure to enter the contest because you never know what will happen unless you enter. Best of luck to all contestants, and I can’t wait to see you on those stages!