Sad Summer Fest is launching a nationwide Battle of the Bands competition. The winner will earn the opportunity to perform on Sad Summer Fest's main stage on one of the dates.

Sad Summer Fest will feature the entrants on their website. Voting will take place in rounds until a winner is chosen ahead of the start of the tour. You can pick your favorite band here.

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Additionally, the festival will provide the first-place winner with a tour manager for the day, backline and travel arrangements for the show. Runner-up prizes include a Fender Acoustasonic guitar, VIP pricing on gear, Journeys gift cards and more.

Sad Summer Fest will run across the U.S. with shows from July 8-Aug. 5. WaterparksNeck DeepMayday ParadeState Champs and many others are set to play the stacked festival.

Get your tickets here and check below for a complete list of dates.


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Sad Summer Fest dates

07/08 - Sacramento, CA @ Heart Health Park @ Cal Expo
07/09 - Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove Outdoors
07/12 - Dallas, TX @ Gilley’s
07/13 - Houston, TX @ Lawn @ White Oak Music Hall
07/15 - Orlando, FL @ Orlando Amphitheater at the Central Florida Fair
07/16 - Atlanta, GA @ Coca Cola Roxy
07/19 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE Outdoors
07/20 - Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Outdoors
07/22 - New York, NY @ The Rooftop @ Pier 17
07/23 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium Outdoors
07/24 - Baltimore, MD @ MECU Pavilion
07/26 - Columbus, OH @ KEMBA Live Outdoors
07/27 - Newport, KY @ Ovation
07/29 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summer Stage
07/30 - Philadelphia, PA @ Skyline Stage @ the Mann
08/02 - Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
08/03 - Lewiston, NY @ ArtPark Amphitheater
08/05 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave/Eagles Ballroom