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The Battle of the Bands is back and better than ever. For the third year running, New York bands will have the opportunity to bring the house down at the 2,100-seat Colden Auditorium at Queens College’s Kupferberg Center for the Arts. Queens Library seeks to foster the musical talents of emerging bands in Queens and New York City.

Winners will receive a total of $850 in gift cards!
1st Place Grand Winner: $500 gift card value
2nd Place Winner: $250 gift card value
3rd Place Winner: $100 gift card value

Plus, winners will perform at an upcoming concert at Forest Park in August

Deadline Extension!
Sign your band up by May 22 to get significant exposure, experience and have a blast!
Band members must be between the ages of 13 and 22.

View Band Rules and Regulations Here


Thursday, July 27
Colden Auditorium at the Kupferberg Center for the Arts
Queens College

2016 Winner

Chiv Culture

Band members include Akinyemi, Brian Marshall, Markis Williams, Kennedy Frederick, and Lucas Kadish.

2015 Winner

Back to 96

"We thank Queens Library for giving us a chance to show people what we can do... and that is play music! Keep rockin' !!"Back to 96

Band Members include Elijah Gurrero, Manual Quioga, Carlos Rueda, Anel Radoncic, and Joseph Larson.

The Battle of the Bands is made available through the generous support of Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College.