Band Information

Submission Details:


  • Music must be original

  • Bands must be working in Washington State

  • Bands must have proper license to all copyrighted music, video, and images included in the duration of their involvement. 

  • All entries are final and may not be withdrawn from the event once submitted

  • By submitting an entry to the ShoreLake Battle of the Bands, you attest that all information provided is accurate and complete, that you have the authority to submit said entry for consideration, and that you have read, understand, and agree to all terms of entry.


Submission Fees: $10 entrance fee


Age: You must be 13+ to enter

Important Dates:

Submissions open: May 1st, 2021

Submissions close: July 2nd, 2021

Notice of acceptance: Notification of acceptance will be sent via email by July 10th, 2021

Semi-Final #1: Tuesday, August 10th, 2021

Semi-Final #2: Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

Final: Saturday, August 14th, 2021



Awards: films will be juried and awards will be given out at the event for the following categories:


Best Picture | $500

Best Comedy | $250

Best Music Video | $250

Best Student Film | $250

Best General Film | $250

Best Animated Film | $250

People's Choice Award | $250


Jurors: Who are they? 

Robert Lang | Owner

Tina Lang | Owner


  • Still shots and/or excerpts from selected videos may be used by the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council for publicity purposes

  • There will be an area on the site to showcase the bands who have signed up. Who they are, summary of music, any albums, links to social media etc.


Our judges will be evaluating the bands on the following criteria:

  • Musicians technical ability

  • Authenticity

  • Creativity

  • Audience reaction (reaction through the Facebook Live stream)

  • Presence   


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Event Details (Final details confirmed March 15th 2021):

Due to COVID-19, we have several plans in place to make this event happen. The final plan will be announced March 15th 2021, in conjunction with acceptance notifications. 


Please note: This information is likely to change with COVID-19. We will notify you of any changes if and when they happen. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email us. 

Event date: Saturday, April 24th, 2021 (rain date backup, Sunday, April 25th, 2021) - note on what the weather would be like if we had to change the date. i.e. over 15mph winds etc.

Location: This event will be held as a Drive-In Movie style event. Specific location TBC. But will be located in the city of Shoreline.

Tickets: Accepted films will receive 1 complementary ticket to this event (1 car) by April 10th, 2021

Hours: Coming soon

Arrival:​ Coming soon

Parking: Coming soon


Social distancing: You must stay at least 6 feet away from other people, and mask must be worn at all times.

Food and drink options: Coming soon


Marketing Material for Bands:


Laurels will be provided to accepted bands. Social share images will be made available as well.  

Hashtags: #shorelakebattleofthebands

Image by Brandi Redd


If you have any questions please contact:

Terri Price

Program Manager

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