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Rock the Valley – Battle of the Bands 2024

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Rules & Regulations

You must read and understand the rules prior to registering your band or as a solo artist.


  1. Submissions will be accepted beginning on November 1, 2023, through December 30, 2023.
  2. Deadline: All entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on December 30, 2023.
  1. Please include:
    1. Links to artist’s social media platforms
    2. Photo and short biography
    3. Downloadable link to a video of your entire Band/Artist playing a song (see criteria below)
  2. Please make sure the attached video link is easily downloadable
  3. Please choose your application song carefully, this will be your first-round song submission.
  4. Registration does not guarantee participation. Previous winners will not be allowed to participate.

Bands/Artists will be announced on January 8, 2024. All participants are required to attend a mandatory Zoom meeting before the official start of the battle.


  1. Contestants must submit an original song.
  2. Please submit a good-quality, downloadable video.
  3. Song lyrics must be family-friendly. Songs with obscene subject matter, use of profanity, or songs of a suggestive nature will not be considered.
  4. Song length must be between three (3) and five (5) minutes.


  1. Band or Solo Artist playing original music from any type of genre.
  2. Band /Artist who are at least 18 years old as of December 30, 2023. Absolutely No exceptions.
  3. VCF will not be responsible for any type of travel expense for the final competition.


  1. Full-time employees of Trade Show Production, MSS Audio, and Valley Cultural Foundation.
  2. Previous winners of Rock the Valley, Battle of the Bands competition held by Valley Cultural Foundation.


  1. It is MANDATORY that all confirmed registrants have at least one member attend Registration Night via Zoom at 5:00 pm PST, on January 15, 2024. If your band is not represented, you will be disqualified and removed from the competition.
  2. You will be notified at the Registration Night meeting on January 15, 2024, which day, and time your video will air.


  1. The first round of Rock the Valley is scheduled to begin on January 22, 2024 at 10:00 am PST and end on January 28, 2024 at 10:00 am PST.
  2. The competition will be set up tournament bracket style, with a total of up to 5 Bands/Artists performing each day per round, with the top 10 vote-getters advancing to the next round.
  3. The Semifinal Round will consist of up to 5 bands/artists per day.
  4. Each band/artist must play or submit a different song for their final performance.
  1. The final performance will be online. The top three (3) bands will perform in one of our venues during our 2024-2025 season.
  2. VCF is not responsible for air travel or hotel accommodations for any live performances.

VOTING & JUDGING (Encourage your fans, friends, and family to vote!)

  1. The contest will be a virtual voting platform on for all three (3) rounds.
  2. Free voting: Voters are allowed to cast ONE FREE VOTE per email address per 24-hour period, per band. VCF will monitor voting behind the scenes and eliminate repeat votes to ensure fair play.
  3. Donation voting: You may donate by paying for votes from $5, up to $50 per 24-hour period, per band. All proceeds go to Valley Cultural Foundation. In the spirit of fairness, we ask voters to submit only one donation per band, per day. Only the first $50 will count towards the band’s total votes. Additional votes will graciously be accepted as an additional donation to Valley Cultural Foundation.
  4. Vote tallies will be updated randomly during each round.
  5. In the event of a tie score, VCF will determine the winner.


  1. Each Band/Artist will be responsible for promoting their submissions via social media platforms, websites, and YouTube.
  2. When posting on social media platforms, please use the hashtags #VCF #RocktheValley #BOTB #BattleOfTheBands and #VCFRockTheValley.
  3. All bands/artist agree to have their name, voice, and/or likeness used in any advertising or broadcasting material relating to this contest without compensation or right to royalties for such use.


  1. First Place: $500.00
  2. Second Place: $250.00
  3. Third Place: $100.00


Nov. 1, 2023: Registration Opens

Dec. 30, 2023: Registration Closes

Jan. 8, 2024: First Round Bands/Artists will be announced

Jan. 15, 2024: Mandatory Zoom Meeting 5:00 pm PST

Jan. 22 – 28, 2024: First Round of competition will air online

Jan. 29, 2024: Those advancing to the next round will be notified via email/VCF website

Jan. 29 – Feb. 5, 2024: Second Round of videos submitted

Feb. 12 – 16, 2024: Second-round voting is live

Feb 19, 2024: Finalists will be announced via email

Feb. 20 – 26, 2024: Submissions open for final round

March 4 – March 8, 2024: Final Rounds

March 8, 2024: Winners are announced

Contact Information

Any questions or concerns should be addressed to either of the following:


Joellen Ammann
Rock the Valley Battle Manager / Valley Cultural Foundation Executive Director

Organizers reserve the right to adjust, modify, and/or clarify the rules of the event at any time for any reason.

All rules, regulations, voting, judging, and procedures are ©2023/2024 Valley Cultural Foundation. Unauthorized duplication or replication in whole, or in part, is a violation of applicable laws.

Application Submission

Applications have now closed. Please remember to try back again next year!