2016’s battle featured 16 of the area’s best bands – the elite of the Ft. Wayne music scene.

Grand Prize: The B45’s

– Up to 6-song EP, Mix, Master @ Sweetwater
– 1000 CDs
– Full color 4-panel sleeve, graphic design for CD media, and jewel cases
– Band photography

2nd: Three Cities

3rd: Trichotomous Hippopotamus

$500 Sweetwater Gift Card $250 Sweetwater Gift Card

The Schedule:

Preliminary Round
Dormant 04/20/16 8:00 – 8:30
Chased by Captives 04/20/16 8:50 – 9:20
silver_trophy Sour Mash Kats 04/20/16 9:40 – 10:10
gold_trophy The B45’s 04/20/16 10:30 – 11:00
       
Preliminary Round
Secret Mezzanine 04/27/16 8:00 – 8:30
silver_trophy Rogues & Bandits 04/27/16 8:50 – 9:20
Shoeshine Tommy 04/27/16 9:40 – 10:10
gold_trophy Trichotomous Hippopotamus 04/27/16 10:30 – 11:00
       
Preliminary Round
Evan Gidley Quartet 05/04/16 8:00 – 8:30
silver_trophy Totally Orange Time Machine 05/04/16 8:50 – 9:20
Station Wagon 05/04/16 9:40 – 10:10
gold_trophy Jafunkae 05/04/16 10:30 – 11:00
       
Preliminary Round
The Kickbacks 05/11/16 8:00 – 8:30
gold_trophy Three Cities 05/11/16 8:50 – 9:20
Plaxton & The Void 05/11/16 9:40 – 10:10
silver_trophy Knit Cap Vigilantes 05/11/16 10:30 – 11:00
       
Redemption Round
Shoeshine Tommy 05/18/16 8:00 – 8:30
silver_trophy Plaxton & The Void 05/18/16 8:50 – 9:20
Secret Mezzanine 05/18/16 9:40 – 10:10
gold_trophy Evan Gidley Quartet 05/18/16 10:30 – 11:00
       
Semi-Finals
gold_trophy Jafaunkae 05/25/16 8:00 – 8:30
Evan Gidley Quartet 05/25/16 8:50 – 9:20
Totally Orange Time Machine 05/25/16 9:40 – 10:10
Rogues & Bandits 05/25/16 10:30 – 11:00
silver_trophy Trichotomous Hippopotamus 05/25/16 11:20 – 11:50
       
Semi-Finals
Sour Mash Kats 06/01/16 8:00 – 8:30
Knit Cap Vigilantes 06/01/16 8:50 – 9:20
Plaxton & The Void 06/01/16 9:40 – 10:10
silver_trophy Three Cities 06/01/16 10:30 – 11:00
gold_trophy The B45’s 06/01/16 11:20 – 11:50
       
Finals
Jafaunkae 06/08/16 8:00 – 8:30
bronze_trophy Trichotomous Hippopotamus 06/08/16 8:50 – 9:20
gold_trophy The B45’s 06/08/16 9:40 – 10:10
silver_trophy Three Cities 06/08/16 10:30 – 11:00