BandWagon Magazine announced the 2023 Battle of the Bands last month, pushing bands up and down Colorado’s front range to put their foot in the race with the prospect of a $5,000 grand prize and the cover of BandWagon Magazine. 100 bands and many tough decisions later, BandWagon has revealed the final 16 bands that will compete in Denver, Greeley, and Colorado Springs over the next few weeks before the final round at the Moxi Theater in Greeley on December 15th, 2023.
NORTHERN COLORADO BANDS
DENVER BANDS (2 SHOWS)
COLORADO SPRINGS BANDS
These bands will be scored by a combination of judges and crowd voting at the four first round shows. The celebrity judges, composed of local musicians as well as folks affiliated with organizations like host venues, BandWagon Magazine, Moxi Theater, The Fort Collins Music District, and Mishawaka Amphitheatre, will be filling out score sheets that award bands for several categories including originality, professionalism, crowd participation and response, and the quality of performance.