HEY YOU. Do you make sweet sweet music and want to share it with a sweet sweet audience for sweet sweet prizes? Well then, listen up. BYTE’s annual Battle of the Bands is back! After a hiatus from the usual fall event, we are excited to announce the BYTE Battle of the Bands will take place on Friday night, Feb. 24, 2017 in partnership with Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous on the MAIN PERFORMANCE STAGE!! This year’s event will feature two age categories: 15 and Under and 16-30 with prizes for the top three in each category.

Pertinent deets:
1. Who can enter? Anyone aged 30 and under! Amateur bands or solo artists of any genre… we wanna see swing bands, metal bands, country bands, jazz bands, rappers, acoustic singer-songwriters, etc.
2. How do we enter? To enter the competition, post a video of your band/act on Facebook* and tag us at BYTE – Empowering Youth! Also use the hashtag #BYTEbotb so we can get in touch! Anyone aged 30 and under!
3. When do we need to enter by? Deadline to submit your video is January 31 extended to Feb. 10, 2017. We’ll send out final competition invitations by Feb. 17, which will give you a week to prep your band for the most epic 12-minute set that you’ve ever played, on THE MAIN STAGE, at Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous. It’s gonna be dope.

*Too hipster to have Facebook? You can also submit your video to botb@nullyukonyouth.com or drop off your demo reel at our office, 404A Ogilvie Street (bonus points for smoke machines and strobe lights, obvi.)

Read more about last year’s Battle of the Bands here.