Third Annual BATTLE OF THE BANDS Accepting Submissions

Briggs & Stratton Battle of the Bands and Stratton Corporation have started accepting your submissions for its third annual Battle of the Bands competition. The band that wins will perform on Saturday, July 2 on the Briggs and Stratton Big Back Yard stage at Summerfest.

“We are very excited about this year’s Briggs & Stratton Battle of the Bands and all of the great talent we know will be submitting songs on our Facebook page,” said Todd Teske, President and CEO of Briggs & Stratton.
Briggs & Stratton will debut the renovations made to its Summerfest Big Back Yard Stage this year as well. The stage will now feature more green space and large HD video screens on both sides,” said Teske.

“This year we’re utilizing social media throughout the contest a lot more than we did in year’s past,” she said. “Everything about the contest from submissions to listening to voting will be focused on the Briggs and Stratton Battle of the Bands Facebook page.”

“We’re really excited to be doing it again and we think with the new stage, the new bands and the new format we’re going to have a really good year. If you’re in a band that wants to be in front of thousands of fans, performing at Summerfest, the World’s Largest Music Festival, the Briggs & Stratton Battle of the Bands can help make that happen,” said Don Smiley, president and CEO of Milwaukee World Festival, Inc.  “This fan-voted contest is a great opportunity for one band to ultimately be front and center at the Big Gig, and this year’s new and improved Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard stage will only add to all of the excitement.”

Bands will have until Friday, April 15 to submit their songs for voting. “The top ten bands will be selected by voters online, so bands are encouraged to submit as soon as possible. We’ll select a winning band before Memorial Day, but after the top three are announced it’s entirely up to the public,” she said.

Bands can enter their own music at

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