'Rock the Fair' Battle of the Bands

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September 09 7:30 PM

Kansas State Fairgrounds
2000 N. Poplar
Hutchinson, KS, KS 67502
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Time: 7:30 PM

The Kansas State Fair will be alive with music on September 9, 2022.  Ten bands will be chosen to compete in the first-ever Rock the Fair: Battle of the Bands at the Kansas State Fair. The winner will receive $2,000 and the chance to perform as an opening act for a 2022 Nex-Tech Grandstand headliner.

The field of contestants will be narrowed through three rounds of competition. In the first round, bands will submit videos of their performances – both a cover and an original song. Ten bands will be chosen by a panel of judges and a people’s choice online voting component from the open entries round.

The top ten bands will perform in a semi-final round on Saturday, June 25th at the Kansas State Fairgrounds during the Fair, Food, and Tunes event. After judging and scoring in the semi-final round, the top 5 bands will face off on Friday, September 9th during the fair at the Nex-Tech Grandstand.