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LHUCA’s West Texas Battle of the Bands

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About LHUCA's West Texas
Battle of the Bands

LHUCA’s West Texas Battle of the Bands is a competition that takes a single, original, track submission from bands consisting of two or more members of any genre. A panel of judges will select 8 semi-finalists to move into a public voting round First Friday Art Trail. The 4 top voted bands will move into Finals Round where they will perform a 15 minute public set. Judges will select the second and first place winners.

Upcoming 2024 dates

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2023 Competitors

8th House Ally Cat Revival Andres’s Backyard Orchestra Eddie Austin Fellow American Ghostlux Ghosts of Gray County Heavy Water JAM Jeremy Couture JoJo and the J-Birds LABOR XII Last Of The Lights Mentally Sound Name Brand Stealing Handshakes SYB The Rico Project The Stray Sons Treelights Trouble River Junction Turtle-Talking Velvet Grove Volto DeNiro

2023 West Texas Battle of the Bands Judges

Annie Burge, Joy Harris, and Izzy Gonzales

2023 West Texas Battle of the Bands Prizes

1st Place – 10 hours recording time and consultation at Amusement Park Recording Studios, a gig at The Blue Light Live, and a headlining performance at a First Friday Art Trail (paid, $500).

2nd Place – a headlining performance at a First Friday Art Trail (paid, $500).

Previous Winners

2022

Strawberry Season (1st Place)

Indego (2nd Place)

2021

Gunner Fore & The Interstate (1st Place)

Jeune (2nd Place)

2020

Von Tez (1st Place)

Petrichor, Ltd. (2nd Place)

2019

Bleach Kings (1st Place)

Jeremy Couture (2nd Place)

Thank you to our 2023 sponsors!

This program is made possible in part through a grant from the City of Lubbock, as recommended by Civic Lubbock, INC.