Battle of the Bands

Odessa Arts is teaming up with the Ector Theater, the Texas Music Office, and Downtown Odessa, Inc. to host Battle of the Bands on July 2 during Firecracker Fandango.

Local talent will be able to upload their entry videos through May 15. The public will then be able to vote on their favorite band. Each vote costs $1, and the funds support Odessa Arts. The top four vote getters will perform live at the Ector Theater on July 2 live in front of a panel of judges that includes Marc Fort of the Texas Music Office, Adam Nunley, executive director of the Ector Theater, and Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Kathy Valentine of The Go-Go’s. Tickets are $5 for adults, under 12 free and available at

The winner will receive a headlining slot for the closing night of Hot Summer Nights, a music video shoot, courtesy of Young Guns Entertainment, and graphic design services for logos, printed and digital assets courtesy of Kathy Swindler Creative.


  • Through May 5: Enter at
  • May 16-June 15: Online voting at $1 a vote.
  • June 20: Finalists announced.
  • July 2: Live Battle of the Bands at The Ector during Firecracker Fandango.
  • July 29: Winner performs at Hot Summer Nights.

For complete rules and entry form, visit