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Help select Battle of the Bands winner this Saturday
Battle of the Bands 2019

Be part of the audience that will select the winner of a $5,000 winner-take-all cash prize at Battle of the Bands, 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Historic Yuma Theatre, 254 S. Main St.

Tickets still remain for Battle of the Bands at, by phone at 928-373-5202, or in person at the Yuma Art Center, Yuma Civic Center or the Parks and Recreation office at City Hall. Tickets are $15 general admission, or $10 for students, seniors and active military.

Five area bands will perform live for a chance to earn audience votes, which will decide the winner of the $5,000 prize. Competing acts include:

  • MOTH.
  • The Raging Hyenas.
  • Switchblade Mary.
  • THP.
  • Venkman’s Ghost.

“Our staff has been blown away by each band during their rehearsals as they all have their own powerful but unique sound,” said Arts and Culture Program Manager Lindsay Benacka. “Each band definitely has a shot to win the grand prize, so it is really important that community members come out and attend the event and vote online as well.”

Yuma’s own Checker’d Past will again serve as the house band and their frontman Mark Flint will serve as the event’s host. Local singer/songwriter Ben Clayton will perform during set changes.

“Whether you know all of the bands or none of them, you’re in for a treat,” Benacka said. “There will be over 50 musicians on stage in the Historic Yuma Theatre, many for the first time playing the space. We are really excited to bring Battle of the Bands back to the theater this year.”


Competition and Voting

The winning band will be selected by the people’s choice. Audience members will receive a voting slip when they enter the concert, and voting will begin after the last band has finished their set.

There will be two ways of voting for your favorite band.

  • To vote place your ticket in the voting boxes that are located in the theatre lobby.
  • You can also vote on the poll at

Audience members are encouraged to share the poll and ask friends and family to vote.

The winner will be announced after Checker’d Past closes the concert and the votes have been counted.

Battle of the Bands is sponsored by Cocopah Tribe, AEA Federal Credit Union, LG Paint, PG Communications.