Annual Yankee Homecoming Battle of the Bands

Top Up and Coming Local Bands

2022 Battle of the Bands

The Battle of The Bands provides entertainment for opening night of Yankee Homecoming from Waterfront Stage. Each year local high school students from Newburyport and surrounding towns help kick off Yankee Homecoming week as they compete in the annual High School Battle of the Bands. Mark your calendar for Saturday, July 30th starting at 6 PM. Bands perform on the Waterfront Park stage featuring a collection of family-friendly songs for cash, prizes and the opportunity to be the opening act, Sunday night of the Yankee Homecoming Waterfront Concert Series.

2022 High School Battle of the Band Winners

1st: Vibe Check
2nd: Dune Dogs
3rd: Catching Arrows

Solo Acoustic:
1st: Georgia Siegfried
2nd: PC Walker & Charlie Grossman

Come cheer for and support these up and coming local bands as they compete for the High School Battle of the Bands title. If you’re interested in participating, make sure to register by midnight on July 22nd. View the registration form for complete rules and regulations.

First Prize

  • Featured opening act at a Yankee Homecoming Waterfront Concert
  • $100 Cash
  • Paid performance – Yankee Homecoming Parade, Sunday August 7th

Second Prize

  • $100 Cash
  • Sunday August 7th, Paid Performance Market Square stage

Third Prize

  • $100 Cash

SOLO/ ACOUSTIC DIVISION (2 or less members)

First Prize

  • Sunday August 7th, Paid Performance Market Square Stage.
  • $100 CASH

Second Prize


As part of the Battle of the Bands competition rules, one band is accepted on a first come first serve basis from each of the following: Newburyport High, Amesbury High, The Governor’s Academy, Pentucket Regional High, Triton Regional High, The Musical Suite, West Newbury School of Music, and Zach Field Drum Studio. Additional bands are then selected based on contest availability.

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