Battle of the Bands – 2021 Application

Hello! We’re so excited that you’re interested in performing at the Battle of the Bands presented by The Russell J. Efros Foundation on Saturday night, September 11th at the Market Hotel in Brooklyn, NY.

Here’s the deal – we will select 5 bands to play 2 songs each. There will be a panel of judges that will review these applications and select which bands will play at the event.

Each band’s performance will be judged by the panel the night of the event. The top 3 finalists will take their talents to the Annual Russell J. Sprouts Celebration of Life Event on November 13, 2021 at the Music Hall of Williamsburg to perform in front of hundreds of people and battle it out for the prize.

Here are the finalist prizes:
The first place winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize.
The second place winner will receive a $500 cash prize.
The third place winner will receive a $250 cash prize.

In order to apply, please fill out the form below no later than September 6, 2021 at 11:59pm EST. Contestants will be selected on September 8, 2021 and announced on Instagram We will also notify the bands by e-mail, which will include more information about the event.

If you have any questions, please e-mail More information is also available at