Homegrown Show Down


Local teen bands may apply below to compete in the HomeGrown ShowDown on Sunday, September 16th 2018 at 3 pm, The Vista Room. Finalists will be selected from applicants to perform at the ShowDown. The winning band will be the Oak GROOVE Festival opening act for 2018.

Please read the following information below to ensure your application is eligible for the competition.

Details and Eligibility:

To be eligible to compete in the contest and be chosen as the winning band, each Band Member must be in full compliance with these official rules, from the date each band submits its entry form and becomes an entrant in this contest through the conclusion of the competition, including:

  • All bands must be amateur acts.
  • Band members must be age 12-18 years old.
  • At least one band member must reside in the following Atlanta, GA neighborhoods; Lakeside, Tucker, or Druid Hills.
  • Bands must submit application below, with an audio or video clip (video preferred), up to 3 minutes long.
  • Submission deadline: August 20, 2018.
  • A review committee will select 4 to 6 bands as finalists to perform at the HomeGrown Showdown on Sunday, September 16th, 3 pm at The Vista Room,
  • The finalists will each perform in front of an audience and a judges panel including musicians, industry professionals and local residents.
  • Bands will be judged on musicianship, originality, and stage presence.
  • The winner will be announced at the end of the HomeGrown Showdown on September 16th.
  • The winner will be paid $200 to play at the Oak GROOVE Festival on Sunday, October 14th, 2018.

To apply, please send the following information to oakgroovefestival@gmail.com:

  • Contact name, email, phone and mailing address.
  • Band Name and Description
  • Band Members, instrument and school attending
  • Attach video of the band, less than 3 minutes . (It can be a link to youtube or google drive.)
  • Attach up to 3 photos of the band.
  • Let us know how you heard about HomeGrown Showdown?

Each band must pay the $25 application fee which covers production and administration costs. Included with the fee, are 2 tickets to the HomeGrown ShowDown finalists show on Sunday, September 16, 2018.  Please mail a check payable to Oak Groove Festival, Inc to 3939 LaVista Road, Suite E, Box #142, Tucker, GA 30084.