The Napoleon Civic Center is holding their first ever Battle of the Bands on Saturday, July 21, 2018, beginning at 1:00 PM until completed in the Backlot at the Napoleon Civic Center (303 W. Main Street, Napoleon, OH 43545)  Judges will include experienced music professionals, community leaders, and event staff. The decision of judges is final and respectful behavior is expected from all participants at all times. Judging will be done on a 1 -10 scale. The criteria on which the bands will be judged are explained in the band packet. The final criteria, however, will be crowd reaction. Bands must complete the Battle of the Bands application and performer waivers for each band member and pay a $20.00 non-refundable registration entry fee. Registration fee is non-refundable under all circumstances, including withdrawal from the competition. Entry into the contest is on a first come first serve basis. All bands are responsible for bringing their own instruments, amplifiers, cables, and other accessories. Sound for the Battle will be provided by Big Fish Sound. Bands competing will be announced to the public around approx. July 1, 2018. Tickets go on sale July 1, 2018.

Food Trucks will be available during the event.

Current Food Trucks!
Weenie Dawgs

Grand Prize Includes:

  • Will be announced once budget and donations by sponsors are finalized.

NOTE: Event staff will determine exact prize awards at the competition based on prize budget and donations by sponsors.

To Purchase your own limited edition Battle of the Bands t-shirt and/or guitar pick please download our Battle of the Bands Merchandise form and mail to:

Napoleon Civic Center
Atten: Battle of the Bands
P.O. Box 585
Napoleon, OH 43535

Band Entry Information
Bands that are interested to compete should download and fill out the following information below. Bands will not be confirmed until all paperwork is submitted and the $20 Band entry fee is paid. Deadline for entries is Monday, July 1, 2018 at noon.  Any band member under 18 must complete a parent release signature and contact information with the entry form. All band members must fill out and return performer waiver form. Please read the Battle of the Bands Information sheet completely prior to submitting your application.

Complete Band Packet

Info Sheet


Performer Waiver Form

Merchandise Form

To sponsor this event please email 


  • July 21, 2018
    1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Price Qty
General Admissionshow details + $8.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
July 1, 2018
Band Registration Feeshow details + $20.00 (USD)  


Venue Phone: 844-NCC-ARTS

Venue Website:

303 W Main St, Napoleon, Ohio, 43545, United States