Battle of the Bands

Arts
2:07 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Battle of the Bands Finals @ MAC March 26 at 7 - Be in the LIVE Audience!

Battle of the Bands 2014 at MAC

Updated March 26 - Landee Bryant Greene of Maiden Alley Cinema speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about the nearly sold-out show.

We've tallied up hundreds of votes and are thrilled to announce the finalists for this year's WKMS Battle of the Bands competition, which will be LIVE at Maiden Alley Cinema in Paducah on March 26 at 7 p.m. The live audience will determine the grand-prize winner.

Get Tickets to the Event Here (Space is limited)

And the finalists are..........

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WKMS Press Releases
10:49 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Media Release: WKMS Announces “Battle of the Bands” Contest

event flyer

Murray State’s public radio service, 91.3 WKMS FM has announced its 2nd annual “Battle of the Bands” contest, continuing its ongoing support of bands and singer-songwriters as yet without recording contracts. The Battle of the Bands entry deadline is March 1, 2015. The winner will be chosen after a concert of finalists at Maiden Alley Cinema in Paducah on March 26, 2015. This year’s Grand Prize is a Music Promotion Package valued at over $3,000. 

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WKMS Press Releases
11:04 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Media Release: Gideon's Rifle Voted Winner of WKMS Battle of the Bands

Murray, KY. Paducah band Gideon’s Rifle emerged victorious as the winner of the first ever WKMS Battle of the Bands finale hosted by Maiden Alley Cinema on March 27. Audience voting was tabulated after the four finalists each performed a three song set. The bands played to a sold-out crowd and Gideon’s Rifle returned to the stage for an encore once they were announced as the winner. 

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WKMS Press Releases
12:44 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Media Release: Vote for Your Favorite in the WKMS Battle of the Bands

Murray, KY. In the crowning finale of its first Battle of the Bands contest, WKMS goes to the intimate music venue Maiden Alley Cinema in Paducah on Thursday, March 27 at 7 p.m. The four bands chosen as finalists perform live for the ticket-holding audience which will determine the overall winner.

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Battle of the Bands Finals
8:30 am
Thu March 13, 2014

Battle of the Bands: Congratulations Gideon's Rifle

Gideon's Rifle plays an encore

UPDATE 3/27: Congratulations Gideon's Rifle! The four finalists performed in a sold-out Maiden Alley Cinema on March 27 for the grand prize. The audience voted at the end of the night and while the votes were close among the bands, Gideon's Rifle celebrated their victory with an encore performance.

See photos from the night on our Facebook page.

They take home the grand prize, a three-day recording session at King Sound Studio including mixing and mastering ($1,200 value) and will perform live in the WKMS studio during Sounds Good (11 am - 1 pm) on Friday, April 4.

We'd like to give a shout-out and a special thanks to all four finalists, Maiden Alley Cinema, King Sound Studio, Paducah Improv, Samuel "Snacks" Hawkins, everyone who purchased a ticket to tonight's show and everyone who voted and participated in this contest. Shall we do it again in the future?

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Arts
10:24 am
Wed January 15, 2014

[Deadline Tomorrow] Send Your Song to the WKMS Battle of the Bands Competition

Does your band have what it takes to win our first-ever battle of the bands competition?

Send us your best song by March 7 and your band could be voted among the finalists to perform live at Maiden Alley Cinema for the grand prize: a three-day recording session at King Sound Studio, including mixing and mastering, and a live studio performance on Sounds Good.

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