2024 Swain County Fair: Battle of the Bands Entry Form

Announcing the Swain County Agricultural Fair “Battle of the Bands,” a four-hour music contest at the Great Smoky Mountains Event Park on Saturday, August 24, 2024 beginning at 11:30 a.m. The Battle of the Bands will feature six bands who are finalists competing for prize money.

Does your band have what it takes? We are currently accepting entries for the top 6 finalists to compete. Complete the form below with your band's information and submit before July 31, 2024. Contest entry is FREE.

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Bands must have a minimum of 3 members and be in one of the following music genres: Country, Bluegrass, Gospel, Americana, Southern Rock.

Bands who are interested in competing to be a finalist must submit an application (with links to 2 videos of the band's pre-recorded or live performances) to the Swain County Agricultural Fair on or before May 31, 2024. The demo should include 2 original/covered songs.  

Five (5) judges will review the entries and select 6 bands who will compete in the Battle of the Bands. Finalists will be notified by June 5, 2024.

The top 3 bands will be awarded prize money:  First Place - $1,500, Second Place - $1,000, Third Place - $500. The first place winner must be able to commit to a live set at 6:00 p.m. and will be showcased as the opening band for Catie Offerman, who is gaining a reputation as one of Nashville’s most skilled players and promising traditionalist.

More information about contest rules and judging criteria can be found at: swainfair.org or by calling (828) 488-3848.

Band's Name *
Contact Person Name *
Email Address *
Telephone Number *
Music Genre
At least 3 band members minimum required, plus one roadie. List names below.  *
Add a brief bio about your band. *
Please add a link or links to a video of a (minimum of two) performance - either live or recorded.

Have you read the Battle of the Bands rules and guidelines?

For all the details, go HERE


If your band is choses as the 1st Place Winner, do you agree to and are you able to commit to a live set at 6:00 p.m. (August 24) and to have your band showcased as the opening band for Catie Offerman? 


We agree to have our name, voice, and/or likeness used in any advertising or broadcasting material relating to this contest without compensation or rights to royalties for such use.

All band members and/or roadie must sign and date that they have read and understand this registration entry form.
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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