Battle of the Bands 2019


Register your band!

Registration is now closed and congratulations to the acts chosen to compete

About the event

 MH Booking & Management Agency, Hazzard Countycr, Cedar Rapids BBQ Roundup. McGrath Amphitheatre is excited to announce the Battle of the Bands.

The competition will be Saturday, April 20th beginning at 3PM  at Hazzard Countycr.   Competition will continue until the 10 bands are done performing  Immediately following Battle of the Bands the entertainment will continue with Danny Whitson will be taking the stage from 9:30PM to 1:30AM.

10 Bands will battle it out and be judged by your local favorites:
Beth Cavalier from Cedar Rapids Jaycees
Courtlin Khak from 98.1 KHAK
Maxx Mitchell from Iowa Live Events
Katie from US Cellular Center

All genre of music is invited for this event and can be nominated by your fans.  Bands this is a perfect way to get new fans and showcase what you have!

Winners will be announced immediately with both runner up and competition winner then invited to perform at the Cedar Rapids BBQ Roundup in Cedar Rapids, IA on Friday, June 21st. 1st place will play on Friday, June 21st .  The winning band will perform from  8:30PM to 10:30PM with a completion payment of  $1500 and runner up will play 6PM to 8PM with a payment of $500,  (Contracts will need to be signed)

Winner will also get a paid performance at Hazzard Countycr on Thursday, July 4, 2019.  (tentative date)

Fans please TAG the band name in the event you want nominated to play at the Battle of the Bands and then share the event.  Bands who want to be nominated, please share the event on your fanpage and ask your fans to nominate you in the event!  Thanks so much!

Great news.  Blue Sky Productions will be at the event.  They will have a videographer at the event to capture the day's highlights!  

Musicians looking for a local production house to provide top notch audio and video production for your recordings and promo work should contact Blue Sky Productions.  Their creative, versatile team are ready to work on your project!”

MH Booking & Management Agency is excited to announce Vine Chromatic, LLC will be at the Battle of the Bands! Melissa Vine is building an empire in the music industry. Vine Chromatic assists with music, speaking and entertainment bookings. She can’t wait to see the talent in this area and I am proud to be a part of her company as well.

Share this event and let's pack Hazzard Countycr for this fun filled event showcasing our local talented musicians.  

Any questions contact Michelle Hosch Hosch at or 319-539-1886.

We are still finalizing a few more details so will add more details soon....

GREAT NEWS!  Guitar Center is donating the drum set for the battle!

Is this open to the public?

YES!  We encourage you to bring your friends and a afternoon and evening of drinks and food to see some of eastern Iowa's best compete.  This will be no cover, sponsored by Hazzard County CR, for 21 and older

Can I enter my act still?

We would love to hear every act play, however in consideration of time we have already narrowed the acts down to 10 playing 2 songs each.   If you are interested in playing at HazzardCountyCR please email Justin at   We will also have on hand the day of the event booking agents and managers from other venues and management companys.