State In The Real – Penn State Music Scene

Apply For Movin' On's Battle of the Bands For a Chance to Open the Music Festival!

Movin’ On, Penn State’s annual spring music festival, has released the application for their Battle of the Bands. The event is not limited to only bands, as solo acts are welcome to apply as well. The event will be held on March 22 in Alumni Hall in the HUB. All bands must contain at least one member that is a current Penn State University Park student. Applications to perform in Battle are due February 28. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for local musicians, considering they’ll be eligible to open for Movin’ On’s acts, which have included Fall Out Boy, Lupe Fiasco, MGMT, Ludacris, and Brand New in the past. This year, Movin’ On will take place on April 26, 2014 on the Park Avenue IM Fields.

“Once all applications are reviewed, the Movin’ On Core committee will select 12 bands that will participate in Battle of the Bands. 

The selection process will involve the committee listening to the music samples from each band. Each member will then vote on which bands they believe should be in the battle based on Originality, Musicianship, and Overall Appeal. The 12 bands with the most votes will be selected for the battle.”

More information, the rules, and the application can be found HERE.