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Battle of the Bands is back and going virtual this fall. Tune in for the concert featuring local Yuma bands recorded from the Historic Yuma Theatre. The winning band to be announced on September 18th. The band with the most votes from the public will take home the $1,000 first place prize.

The call to musical acts for Battle of the Bands is out now, with a submission deadline of August  7. See the full application at Selected bands will compete in a virtual concert via social media that will be recorded in the Historic Yuma Theatre. Due to the ongoing uncertainty of the COVID 19 pandemic, the Yuma Art Center staff will be flexible with each band’s needs.

“We are really excited to have bands back on stage, but our primary goal is the health and safety of everyone involved,” said Arts and Culture Program Manager Lindsay Benacka. “We still plan on showcasing our community’s outstanding local music scene and provide bands with a great experience on stage and give them a complete marketing package and reel to use after the competition. The big change this year is that each band will be recorded separately; then we’ll edit each set together for a virtual concert. While the event will definitely be different than past battles, we’re excited to get creative with each band and give them a great experience.”

Interested in sponsoring the event and supporting local musicians? Contact us at or 928-373-5202 for more info.

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