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The Fairest Showdown: Battle of the Bands

Calling all musicians! The Nebraska State Fair’s The Fairest Showdown: Battle of the Bands is ready to rock in 2024. We are now taking applications for this year’s competition. There is no cost to enter this contest. Please read the official contest rules before signing up.

Official Contest Rules

 

Important Dates

 

July 26: Semi-Finalists perform at Hear GI

August 7: 3 Finalists Selected

August 25: Finalists perform on the Pump & Pantry Party Pit Stage at the Nebraska State Fair

August 27 or 28: Champion and Runner-Up open Mainstage Concert (Names TBD)

Top 5

2023 Winners

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1st Place: Mad Dog & the 2020s

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2nd Place: The Kyle Sayler Band

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3rd Place: No Drinking on Grounds

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