updated 8/20/19 —  Show Low Battle of the Bands & Vans Rules & Regulations Page

BANDS:
a. The 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners by popular vote receive cash prizes.
b. Must submit entry form.
c. Band Equipment Information:   

A couple beginning notes:

You are not allowed to drive your gear up to the stage.

  • This will require you to plan a little bit. Bring a cart, dolly, extra hands, whatever you need, but you’re not allowed to drive your automobile on the grass.
  • Your band WILL BE disqualified from playing if you do not obey this nonnegotiable rule.

This event strives to be a friendly, fun, family atmosphere. PG rated. 

Also, be nice to your fellow artists performing. There can be a fair amount of stress associated with performing, so go out of your way to be courteous to all people, especially as you setup and break down your band’s gear.  

While we strive for providing comfort to all musicians in their expressive and artistic roles by providing high quality sound for your performance, remember, the purpose of the show is to deliver entertainment, not your comfort over all else. 

All provided equipment shall be treated with respect, if judges and/or organizers deem you have treated provided gear with disrespect, your band could be disqualified.

Drum Kit Specs

  • Drum Workshop PDP, five piece drum set
    14×5″ DDRUM brass snare, 10×8″ & 12×9″ suspended rack toms, 16×14″ floor tom, 22×18″ virgin bass drum
    • Standard pop/rock tuning, professionally tuned
    • Throne with back rest
    • Cymbal boom stands (4 total), all other cymbal stands are your responsibility
    • DW5000 double bass pedal
    • Tama Iron Cobra Hi Hat Stand
    • Pearl Snare Stand

    What drummers should bring

    • Sticks
    • Cymbals (hi hats, ride, crashes, etc.)
    • Throne (optional)
    • Cymbal Stands (optional since there are 4 total on the house kit)
    • Pedals (optional, can use provided pedals or bring your own)
    • Snare (optional, can use provided snare or use your own, please bring your own stand if you opt to use your personal snare)
    • Other percussive instruments (if desired of course, ie, cowbell, tambourine, etc.)

    Set up quickly! Be aware that you prolonged setup time will be taken out of your set list time. Please, no drastic head tuning of drum kit please (for ease of providing house sound).

    IMPORTANT: In order to provide efficient house sound, the drum set is static. Any attempt to remove it from the stage may result in your band’s disqualification.

    Guitarists and Bassists

    • You are responsible for your own guitars, stands, cables, effect rigs, etc. At the sole discretion of the sound team, you may use your own amps.

    d. Bands must provide stage plots and input lists prior to the event for sound.
    e. Bands must be prepared to play at least 30 minutes but not more than 45 minute sets.
    f. Bands will have 15 minutes to set up. If band goes over 15 minutes, they will need to shorten performance time accordingly to keep event on schedule.
    g. All entries need to remember that this is a “FAMILY EVENT” and all material MUST be appropriate or band will be removed immediately from the show.
    h. Any distasteful behavior, and/or damage to the stages, sound equipment, Frontier Park will result in automatic disqualification.
    i. Judging is done by popularity voting with dropping tokens in each band’s “bucket” at the voting booth.
    BRING YOUR FANS, FAMILY AND FRIENDS! The top 3 bands’ buckets that generate the most votes at the end of the event will be declared the winner.
    j. Show Low Main Street will not be held accountable for any broken equipment, injuries or any other negative occurrences outside of our control.
    k. Sound check time will be on Friday morning, please coordinate with sound technician.

    FOOD VANS
    a. The 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners by popular vote receive cash prizes.
    b. Must submit entry form and non-refundable fee of $150.
    c. Must provide a $2 – $4 sample for the public to vote on.
    d. Must be self-contained.
    e. Responsible for the necessary licenses and permits required for their products. City of Show Low Business licenses are not required for this special event.
    f. Responsible for collection and payment of appropriate state, county and city taxes.
    g. Responsible to comply with the Navajo County Health department’s rules and regulation. Please contact Randy (928) 532-6050 x5550, at the NCHD if you have any questions or need assistance.
    h. Must follow Health Code Regulations and it is their responsibility to be in compliance.
    i. Responsible for the appropriate inspections by the State Health Department and must have the appropriate certification, permits and licenses.
    j. May arrive after 8 am and must be set up NO LATER than 11:00 am the day of the event.
    k. Tear-downs will not be permitted until the conclusion of the event at 10 pm.

    NON-FOOD VENDORS
    a. Must submit entry form and non-refundable fee of $25 per booth space. Applications will be juried based on product, date received and space. Please note that all fees will be refunded only if you are not accepted into the event.
    b. Each Booth space is exactly 10 ft. by 10 ft.
    c. All vendor are responsible for the necessary licenses and permits required for their product(s). City of Show Low Business licenses are not required for this special event.
    d. All vendors are responsible for collection and payment of appropriate state, county and city taxes.
    e. All vendors must follow Health Code Regulations and it is their responsibility to be in compliance.
    f. It is highly recommended that vendors have a canopy or umbrella. Weighting of each vendor tent is required by attaching a minimum of 40lb to each leg of the tent or canopy. This is a significant safety consideration, as calm breezes can pick up canopies and carry them aloft, endangering the vendors as well as the public.  All damages and/or injuries will be the vendor’s responsibility.
    g. May arrive after 8 am and must be set up NO LATER than 11:00 am the day of the event.
    h. Tear-downs will not be permitted until the conclusion of the event at 10 pm.

    Sponsor Booths:
    a. Must submit entry form and non-refundable payment.
    b. Each Booth space is exactly 10 ft. by 10 ft.
    c. Weighting of each tent is required by attaching a minimum of 40lb to each leg of the tent or canopy. This is a significant safety consideration, as calm breezes can pick up canopies and carry them aloft, endangering anyone in its path.  All damages and/or injuries will be your responsibility.
    g. May arrive after 8 am and must be set up NO LATER than 11:00 am the day of the event.
    h. Tear-downs will not be permitted until the conclusion of the event at 10 pm.

    Show Low Main Street and the City of Show Low do not provide coverage to participants in this event. Participation is done so at the company or individual’s own risk. Please consult your insurance provider to discuss coverage options.

    FOOD VANS AND NON-FOOD VENDORS BOOTHS MAY ARRIVE AFTER 8:00 A.M. AND MUST BE SET UP NO LATER THAN 11:00 AM THE DAY OF THE EVENT. TEAR-DOWNS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED UNTIL THE CONCLUSION OF THE EVENT AT 10:00 P.M.

    Please check in at the Welcome Booth for your assigned space.

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