Battle of the Bands

Calling Northwest Ohio bands!  Here’s your chance to perform in front of thousands at the 2023 Defiance Rib Fest!  

DEADLINE EXTENDED!  ENTER NOW!

Bands from Defiance, Williams, Fulton, Henry, Paulding, and Putnam Counties are eligible as long as one band member resides in one of the listed counties.

All music genres are welcome.

Here’s how it works–Competition date for applicants is as follows:  

  • July 13, 2023 at Kingsbury Park, Defiance, Ohio (outdoor venue).
  • The 3 winning bands play on the Main Stage at the 2023 Defiance Rib Fest set for Saturday, September 30, 2023!  They also receive monetary prize winnings and an abundance of promotional exposure.

Click Here — BATTLE OF THE BANDS 2023 APPLICATION

Contact the DDVB office at 419-782-0739 with questions.  Submit completed applications, including all demos to Kirstie Mack or Lori Hagerman at Defiance Development and Visitors Bureau; 325 Clinton Street, Defiance, Ohio 43512 or marketing@visitdefianceohio.com.

WE ARE EXCITED TO SEE ALL OF THE TALENT HOUSED IN THE RURAL CORNER OF NORTHWEST OHIO!

Battle of the Bands is brought to you by the Defiance Development and Visitors Bureau and the Stroede Center for the Arts.

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