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Battle of the Bands

September 12th, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom

Save the Date

Save the Date

Mark your calendars for an unforgettable one-night musical battle featuring some of Colorado’s most exciting homegrown bands.

On September 12th a selection of musical groups of different genres will compete on the stage of one of Denver’s most legendary music venues: Cervantes. Each participating band will perform for 20 minutes including original songs and covers. It will be you, the audience, who will decide the winner!

Tickets are $25. Invite as many friends as you can and don’t miss this thrilling event that will support our efforts of providing equitable music education!

Ticketing website and more info coming soon.

Band Registration

Call for Bands

Are you ready to perform with your band in one of the most iconic music venues in Colorado? Here are the battle rules:

  • Each band will perform a 20-minute set.
  • Bands are limited to one cover song per set.
  • House backline available.
  • Audience will vote to determine the winners.
  • The winner’s package includes studio time, photography session and more.



The Venue


Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom is located at 2637 Welton Street in the old Casino Cabaret whose history dates back to the Cotton Club days of the 1930s.  Over the years the Casino Cabaret has hosted such acts as James Brown, BB King, Ray Charles, Ike & Tina Turner, and countless others.

Cervantes’ has continued the musical legacy of the building and neighborhood ever since the grand opening in January 2003. Cervantes’ and The Other Side have played host to thousands of live shows including intimate performances with Chris Robinson (Black Crowes), Derek Trucks, Dr. John, Pretty Lights, Bassnectar, Nas, Big Boi, STS9, Sam Bush, Page McConnell of Phish, Branford Marsalis, and Warren Haynes to name a few. (Image source: