Acts needed for Battle of the Bands in Potsdam
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 5:35 pm

SLC Arts and SUNY Potsdam’s Madstop Records invites bands from SUNY Potsdam and the local area to submit a music demo for consideration to compete in the 2020 Ives Park Concert Series’ Battle of the Bands during the LoKo Arts Festival.

The deadline to apply is March 22. After submissions are reviewed by a jury, bands will be notified of the status of their participation by March 27. A limited number of spots will be reserved for SUNY Potsdam students.

The Battle of the Bands will take place on Saturday, May 2 from 12-5 pm at Ives Park Gazebo. (Rain location TBD.)

Selected bands will play a set no longer than 30 minutes in duration. At the end of the competition, judges consisting of SUNY Potsdam students and community members, will select the top two bands.

The audience will also have a chance to vote on a “People’s Choice” to select a third winner.

The winning bands will be featured in their own show in the 2020 Ives Park Concert Series and be compensated $500 for their performance. The Ives Park Concert Series takes place on Saturdays in August and September. Winners get to choose the weekend they perform.

For more information and to apply, visit