If you’re in an amateur band and you’re ready to be discovered, here’s your chance win cash prizes and build a following at the first-ever Battle of the Bands at the Wellington Amphitheater.
The grand-prize winner will take home $400 and will get to work with DC Showcase Rehearsal Studios to create a music video — a total prize valued at $900 — and two runners-up will walk away with $200.
All three winners will have the opportunity to be featured at a special concert at the Wellington Amphitheater at a later date.
From jazz and country to classic rock and heavy metal, all sounds are welcome. Band members must be at least 10 years old by Oct. 1, at least half of them must reside in Palm Beach County, and each band must have a minimum of three instruments to qualify. Lyrics, apparel and performances must be appropriate for all audiences.
If you have what it takes, stop by the Wellington Community Center (12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd.) by Monday, Oct. 15 with a completed application form, proof of age (such as a driver’s license or birth certificate), a photo of your band and a $50 entry fee made payable to the Village of Wellington. The Wellington Community Center will accept registrations Mondays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Bands selected for the live audition round will be notified no later than Thursday, Oct. 18. Live auditions will be held on Friday, Oct. 26 at 8 p.m. at the Wellington Amphitheater. Finalists will play at the amphitheater again on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 8 p.m., and the night will end with the announcement of the winners.
The complete official rules and application form are available at the Wellington Community Center and at www.wellingtonfl.gov/community/parks-and-recreation/special-events.html.
For more info., contact Cultural Programs & Facilities Manager Joe Piconcelli at (561) 791-4756 or firstname.lastname@example.org.