Band Information


  • 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. 

  • Competition restricted to bands (not solo musicians)

  • All entries are final and may not be withdrawn from the event once submitted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

  • You must not have won (1st, 2nd, 3rd or People's Choice) at the 2020 ShoreLake Battle of the Bands. 

Honorarium: $300 paid to each band accepted into the competition. Paid after the event. 

Application Fee: $5


Age: You must be 13+ to enter (under 18 needs parental/guardian permission)

Important Dates:

Submissions open: May 1st

Submissions close: June 18th

Notice of acceptance: Notification of acceptance will be sent via email by July 6th

Tickets go live: July 12th

Semi-Final #1: Tuesday, August 10th

Semi-Final #2: Wednesday, August 11th

Final: Saturday, August 14th

Location: Pfingst Animal Acres Park, Lake Forest Park, 17435 Brookside Blvd NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155

The bands will play on the Showmobile stage


Awards: Winners will be decided by the jurors. Crowd enthusiasm and excitement is a factor in jury decisions. 


1st Place: $1,500 

One day recording at Robert Lang Studios

Runner Up: $1,000

Livestream event at the Annex Room Studio

Jurors: Who are they? 

Robert Lang | Owner

Tina Lang | Owner

Scott Markley | Annex Room Studios


  • Still shots and/or excerpts from selected videos may be used by the ShoreLake Arts 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

  • Presence   


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We have several plans in place to make this event happen. The final plan will be announced 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. 

Tickets: Accepted bands will receive 5 complementary ticket to this event

Hours: 6.30pm start time

Load-In Time: Coming soon

Arrival:​ Coming soon

Parking: Coming soon


Social distancing: You must stay at least 6 feet away from others, 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


ShoreLake Arts COVID-19 Requirements and Guidelines:

We will provide clear communication to all participating in this event (staff, musicians, guests etc) prior to arrival regarding the venue sanitation and safety expectations. In addition, we will post signage at the event that clearly outlines our guidelines. 

Sanitation & Safety Expectations:


We shall:
• Designate a point of contact to ensure the ”Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery”
Proclamation 20-25.12 (et seq.) and requirements per Department of Labor and Industries (L&I)
and Health Department, are met with a written safety plan that meets the minimum requirements as set forth by the Healthy Washington plan.
• Provide clear communications to patrons prior to arrival regarding safety expectations.
• Post signage outdoors that declares expectations for the visitors to enter the park,
including caution to physical distance, wash hands, use hand sanitizer, wear a face covering, and other safety precautions.
• Clean daily and adhere to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for cleaning and sanitation of public facilities are followed. Clean and sanitize all occupied areas between performances.
• Frequently sanitize high touch surfaces including counter tops, doors, and workstations.
• Install sanitation stations throughout the venue, including backstage and staff spaces, that
include hand sanitizer and wipes.
• Require all individuals ages 5 and up to wear face coverings in accordance with state, county, and venue regulations.

• Evaluate and adjust when possible, audience flow to maximize physical distancing and minimize engagement of high touch surfaces.
• Train and strategically place staff or volunteers to encourage flow and physical distancing of

Patron Safety Expectations: The venue shall:
• Secure patron contact information to facilitate contract tracing when tickets are purchased.
• Require all individuals ages 5 and up to wear face coverings in accordance with state, county, and venue regulations.
• Send protocols in advance to patrons.
• Encourage patrons to download digital tickets or use print-at-home ticketing when possible.
• Identify, control, and limit congregation points in venues where staff and visitors may come into proximity.

Employee Safety Expectations (all staff including front-of-house, backstage, artists, volunteers): The venue shall:
• Sanitize and prepare the venue before each event.
• Provide disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer throughout work areas for personal use and to
sanitize workstations, equipment, and limit sharing when possible.
• Provide and train use of personal protective equipment required for personnel per L&I as well as OSHA and CDC recommendations, based upon duties.
• Prohibit Backstage visitors and prohibit the greeting of audience members at the stage door
following performances.
• Require everyone to wear face coverings in accordance with state, county, and venue regulations.


Food Service and Retail:

Food service at this event must operate according to phase-specific guidelines outlined in the “Retail” and “Eating and Drinking” in sections of the Healthy Washington guidelines.

Image by Brandi Redd


If you have any questions please contact:

Terri Price

Program Manager