May 24, 2013

Battle of the Bands

May 24, 20137:00PM
The Battle Returns May 24!

Battle Shall Be Fought: May 24th

Congratulations to our 2013 Winners!

Call Security takes the Judge's Pick Award while VONTUS wins the Audience Choice! Congrats guys, and thank you to everyone who came out, the bands, and our awesome sponsors WEQX and The Recording Company!

Ladies and Gentlemen, your 2013 SPAC Battle of the Bands Finalists

This year is looking to be our best yet with some serious talent gracing the Spa Little Theater stage:

  • 7:00 Ghosts on 33rd
  • 7:20 A Little More Us
  • 7:40 Call Security
  • 8:00 This Renaissance
  • 8:20 The Lucky Jukebox Brigade
  • 8:40 VONTUS
  • 9:00 The Racer
  • 9:20 Jes Hudak
  • 9:40 Rites of Ash

Listen to the entire lineup on our YouTube Battle of the Bands Playlist!

Prizes? This year, the judges pick winner will win a chance to perform on one of Webster Hall's live music stage in New York City!

This year we raised the stakes for its popular "Battle of the Bands" competition! We are ecstatic to have C.O.O and national music industry heavy-weight, Richard Pawelczyk of Webster Hall will lead the judges' panel. Pawelczyk brings with him a major addition to the Battle of the Band's winner's package: the judges pick will win the opportunity to perform on one of Webster Hall's live music stages in New York City. The venue, host to the hottest and up-and-coming bands in the nation has most recently presented Mumford & Sons, Green Day, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Foster the People and more. Interested bands have until Thursday, May 5 to submit YouTube videos and online entry forms at Public voting and a selection committee will determine the ten finalists who will compete live at the Spa Little Theatre on May 24.

 Come to Rock. Stay for the Food.

Need a break from rocking? Partake in homemade rock n' roll wood fired pizza, gourmet sliders, or the outdoor beer hall. All catered by the rock stars at Mazzone Management, owners of 677 Prime.

Meet The Judges

Richard Pawelcyk The C.O.O. of Webster Hall Entertainment Corporation, Richard Pawelcyk, co-founded UmixIt Technologies with Sony Music and Aeromsith's Steven Tyler and leads the team that selects talent for Webster Hall. Mr. Pawelcyk will help select the "judge's choice" who will win the opportunity to perform at Webster Hall, 25 hours of studio recording time at The Recording Company, airplay on northeast radio station WEQX and custom t-shirts and merchandise from Saratoga Statement.

Donna Eichmeyer, Vice President of Marketing for Live Nation, New York oversees the marketing for Live Nation's North American concerts in New York City, Long Island and Central/Northern New Jersey. She has worked on numerous international tours including Roger Waters, Madonna at Yankee Stadium, Swedish House Mafia, Jay Z, and the inaugural performances of Sensation in the United States.

Greg Haymes is the editor and head writer for, the premier arts & entertainment website for the Capital Region, Berkshires and Hudson Valley. Haymes has written about the music scene – both local and national – for a quarter century, interviewing music icons such as Bill Monroe, B.B. King, Steven Tyler, Sonny Rollins, Jeff Buckley and more.

The Putnam Den After-Party

When the rocking stops at the Spa Little Theatre it's just starting at The Putnam Den! Join us for The Putnam Den After-Party and see a wide array of past SPAC Battle of the Bands participants rock it into the night! For more information visit their website.

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