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Battle of the Bands


Event Profile

After a long hiatus, Indy’s popular Battle of the Bands survivor series rose to the top in 2020.  72  bands competed for the shot a the ultimate grand prize – $10,000 and a touring van.  Every Wednesday night, preliminary rounds packed the house at HI-FI for a diverse showcase of the best of the best Indy has to offer. The finale, held at The Vogue, delivered an incredible lineup of finalists to a sold out crowd.  Aside from the competition, the event united the local music community and created a weekly “stomping” grounds that spawned collaboration, side projects and new friends. The mismatch of genres, courtesy of the blind draw, gave spectators a diverse lineup of music allowing a full showcase of the best local music talent. Now, its original organizers have resurrected one of the most influential local music events in Indianapolis of the last 20 years.

After  wildly successful event in 2020; it’s on to 2021.  

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, dates are currently on hold. Event dates and band submission details will be announced in the coming weeks. 

Visit Official Website: MOKB Presents Battle of the Bands


Date: 2018 – Coming Soon
Venue: HI-FI & The Vogue
Frequency: Weekly – 20 weeks


Attendance: 400 weekly, 1,000 finals
Attendee Profile:
  • 21-40 years of age, 63% male vs. 37% female
  • Local Musicians, Music Industry Professionals, Media, College Students, Social Influencers


Available: Presenting Sponsor, Official, Cash Grand Prize, Van Grand Prize, Discount Ticket, Voting Ballot, Stage Announcements, Photo Booth, Sampling, One-Off Activations
Key Categories: Beer, Spirits, Automotive, Music Instrument Sales, Educational, Tech, Local Business, Printing
Market: Indianapolis
Costs: $2,500 – $15,000


Goose Island (2020)
Jack Daniels (2001-2006, 2020)
Sam Ash (2020)
Lockhart Cadillac (2001-2006)
White Claw (2020)
Indy Vinyl (2020)


The Dugout
Sponsor This

Event Stats (8 Series)

paid in cash prizes
saying, “It’s Rigged”

Why Should You Get Involved?

“Arguably one of the most uniting events of the local music community in the last 20 years” – Nuvo Newsweekly