Battle of the Bands

Check back for the 2017 date for Battle of the Bands!

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)The breaks 2

Calling All Young Musicians in Encinitas!

Stay tuned for the 2017 date! It will be a Sunday from 12-4 pm at 1144 N. Coast Hwy 101

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 22nd 2016  at Seaweed and Gravel, each band that entered had twenty minutes on stage to impress the judges and audience. At the end of the concert, our expert panel of judges chose one band, and a second band was chosen by audience vote. These two bands will won special prizes and got the opportunity to play at this year’s Summer Fun on the 101: Leucadia’s Music Festival on June 25th and 26th 2016!

The 2016 Battle of the Bands Kicks off at 12 Noon. 

Bands will perform in this order:

The Elements

Pink Trio

Lizzy Waters

Rubenstein Driveby

The Unknowns

Leucadia 101 will have new merchandise for purchase at this year’s Battle of the Bands! Sign up for a Resident Membership to support community programming and receive a free Leucadia 101 T-shirt.

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!

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 16th, 2016. 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 20th. 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!