Battle of the Bands May 7th 2017

Congrats toFive More Minutes

The Battle of the Bands took place May 7, 2017

from 12-3 pm at UNIV Studio (1057 S. Coast Hwy 101)

UPDATE: VENUE CHANGE (Battle of the Bands always takes place outdoors at Leucadia’s awesome Seaweed & Gravel, but due to rain and musicians’ electrical equipment, the kind folks of UNIV Studio offered their indoor stage for the young rockers!) Next year, the event will return to its beloved location at Seaweed & Gravel! Thanks for being flexible! Please park on Second Street in Encinitas to respect the Hansen’s Parking lot that is reserved for their patrons. Bands may unload & pack up in the specially marked spaces in front of UNIV.

The stage is set for the young musicians of Encinitas to compete for a spot at this year’s Summer Fun on the 101: Leucadia’s Music Festival.

On Sunday May 7th 2017 at UNIV Studio, each band will have twenty minutes on stage to impress the judges and audience. At the end of the concert, our expert panel of judges will choose the winners! The winners will receive a prize pack and get the opportunity to play at this year’s Summer Fun on the 101: Leucadia’s Music Festival on Saturday June 24th!

The 2017 Battle of the Bands Will Kick off at 12 Noon. 

2017 Line-Up: (Subject to Change) 

12-12:20 PM – 5 More Minutes

12:40-1 PM – The Elements

1:20-140 PM – Lizzie Waters

2-2:20 PM – The Unknowns

2:40-3PM – Synesthesia

2:45-3:00 – Shawlin Supreme and The Kick Back Boys 

3:15-3:30 -The Statistics

The breaks 2

Make a family-fun afternoon out of it!

Enjoy lunch at one of Leucadia’s delicious restaurants within walking distance of the awesome shop and backdrop of Battle of the Bands, Seaweed and Gravel. French Corner offers homemade french lunch specialties as well as pastries and espresso drinks. The Lanai serves fresh Hawaiian favorites in their awesome outdoor location. Just a block south is Le Papagayo with daily live music, craft cocktails and world class cuisine. Solterra Winery and Kitchen is Leucadia’s only working winery with a delightful barrel-lined tasting room offering mediterranean dishes. Pandora’s Pizza makes delicious and surprising creations-enjoy a celebratory pizza after this year’s Battle of the Bands!

Lanai, Birdseye & Pandora's

Thank you to Pandora’s Pizza, Birdseye Kitchen & The Lanai for supporting Leucadia’s young musicians by donating to the 2017 Battle of the Bands!

If you would like to participate in 2017, the following info. includes how to apply and requirements for participants: 

If you think you’ve got what it takes, send us your band’s name, band members’ names, ages and school of your band members with proof of school enrollment and age, (at least one member of your band must show proof of living in the City of Encinitas and no band members may be older than high school age. Written consent from a parent or guardian is needed for any contestants enrolled in elementary school. Please send all the required information and copies no later than May 1st, 2017. Include an email address, phone number and mailing address so we can contact your band. You must include a recording of your band in one of the following formats: a link to a streaming video or recording on the web; an Mp3 or other universal digital format; or a physical CD recording. Info and music can be emailed to: and Please send to BOTH email addresses and wait one day for confirmation reply. OR they can be mailed or hand delivered to the L101 office at 386 N Coast Hwy 101 Encinitas 92024.

Info regarding equipment and set times for the day of the event will be sent out to all participating bands on May 1st. Call (760) 436-2320 or email if you have any questions regarding the event.

Entries will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. ROOM IS LIMITED, so send us your application materials and details ASAP!

The 2016 Judge’s Choice Award went to Rubenstein Drive-By and the People’s Choice Award went to The Unknowns! Both Bands rocked  Summer Fun on the 101!

Congrats to the 2016 Battle of the Bands Winners! (3)