Battle of the Bands

It’s the 2019 Online Battle of the Bands contest, sponsored by the Friends of the New Tampa Regional Library!

Voting is now open!

Choose the Fan Favorite! Listen to all the Online Battle of the Bands contest entries on SoundCloud and show your favorite song some love by clicking the heart.

Vote for your favorite now!

Rock out with us!

Winners will be announced at the New Tampa Regional Library’s Grand Finale Listening Party on Saturday, June 22 at 2 p.m. Winners must be present to collect prizes.

This event is the culmination of 2nd annual online original music contest. Come celebrate the winners and listen to the best tracks of 2019!


Judges’ Awards

  • 1st Place - $200 Amazon Gift Card
  • 2nd Place - $100 Amazon Gift Card
  • 3rd Place - $50 Amazon Gift Card

Fan Favorite Award - $50 Gift Card

Judges will award 1st 2nd & 3rd place winners based on the following categories:

  • Recording Quality (production)
  • Composition (Song demonstrates a deliberate expression, made with intention.)
  • Musicality (Is the recorded performance appropriate to its style?)
  • Originality (Non-derivative. A unique musical expression.)

Song submissions are now closed.

Did you know? The Library was rocking 50 years ago!

In the summer of 1969 the library sponsored a series of Friday night rock concerts for teens, featuring local bands and DJs. The concerts were held in the bookmobile tunnel at what is now the John F. Germany Public Library. The shows attracted around 1,500 people and were so successful that they moved to a bigger venue, the Armory, the following year.

Explore more local history and photos in our Digital Collections.

Books for Songwriters & Home Audio Engineers

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Sponsored by the Friends of the New Tampa Regional Library.