September 23rd, 2017

Photography by: May Bell Photography | Daytime photos by: Chad Tillman

Join us for a fun and exciting outdoor music festival featuring regional midwest music, a food and drink vendor and a beer garden serving local craft beer from Boone Valley Brewery & Budweiser! Midwest bands battle to win a free album recording ($5,000 value) in an annual outdoor concert downtown Boone, Iowa

You be the judge! Audience participants will vote for their favorite band during the afternoon battle rounds reducing the competition to five bands for the evening concerts. In total ten bands will compete and perform on an outdoor live stage downtown.


12:30PM - Battle Rounds

2:00PM - Kids Activites @ Mason's Lodge

5:30PM - Battle Round Awards

6:00PM - Finals Rounds

11:30PM - Champion Award


THANK YOU! to our 2017 Sponsors:

 We need your help!!  Sponsors & Volunteers interested in supporting an event that brings families, passionate bands and creates lasting memories please click on the buttons below for more information. - Our extensive marketing, professional approach & exposure is a perfect fit for local & national sponsors wanting to take part in the action!


We are looking for committee members and/or day of the event volunteers!

Have experience or passion?  Check out the positions we need help with below:

- Marketing committee

- Drink & Alcohol Serving

- Gate Logistics

- Security

- Stage Hands

- Sponsor committee

- Kids Activity committee

- Green room & band coordination committee

For just a few hours of time and less than a 3 hour volunteer shift at the event, you get FREE Admission!

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DOWNLOAD APPLICATION:  Click the button above and save the application. Share with your band members, read it and fill it out completely.  Come back here to submit by June 1st, 2018

SUBMIT APPLICATION: Before submitting, ensure each file contains your band name first.  Submit both the signed application form and song here.  Any missing or incorrectly submitted works will not be reviewed.

The Forte Studios Battle of the Bands is a NON-PROFIT event organized by Forte Studios Events LLC

Its mission is to promote the music arts community by providing opportunites and events that support both community development and family memories.