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Battle of the Bands 2016: Finalists will be Announced on Sounds Good


Update: Thank you to everyone who voted in the semi-finals. The four finalists will be announced on Sounds Good, Monday. They will move forward to the finals at Maiden Alley Cinema on March 31!

We've narrowed down 26 submissions to the top eight semi-finalists. Now it's up to your vote!

The top finalists, decided by your votes, will perform in the finals live at Maiden Alley Cinema on March 31, where the audience will determine the grand-prize winner. 

Listen to the songs below and vote for your favorite song in the comment section or on our Facebook page.

Please keep it fair: only vote for one song and only vote once. Online voters will pick three of the bands, a "judges pick" will chose the fourth band. Voting is open until Midnight, Sunday, March 20. We'll announce the finalists on Sounds Good, Monday, March 21.

Save the date: 7 p.m., March 31 at Maiden Alley Cinema in Paducah. Get Tickets Here



Alonzo Pennington 

Based out of Princeton. The band is: Alonzo Pennington, Bobby Harper, Cody Kirby, Andy Torian

"Am I Losing Her?"

Bantha Tracks

Based out of Murray. The band is: Daniel Thile: Guitar & Vocals, Mason Henry: Bass Guitar (originally from Princeton), Jason Hamilton: Drums (originally from Cadiz)

"Out of Hand"

Bantha Tracks "Out of Hand"

Fate McAfee

Based out of Paris, Tennessee. Fate McAfee performs with Brian Rader, Adam Rader, Zack Winding, Taylor Rader.

"Sante Fe To Burlington"

Fate McAfee "Sante Fe To Burlington"

Kentucky Vultures

Based out of Murray. The band is Tim Johns (singer / songwriter / rhythm guitar / vocals); Mike Harmon (bass); Stephen Knox Montgomery (drums / engineer). Matt Rowan: plays lead guitar on the track.


Kentucky Vultures "Honeycomb"

Leonard the Band

Based out of Metropolis, Illinois. Band is Brian Rader - Guitar/Vocals, Adam Rader - Bass, Zack Winding - Keys,  Taylor Rader – Drums

"Opportunity Gives Credits To The Homeless"

Leonard the Band "Opportunity Gives Credits To The Homeless"

Shannon Vetter

Based out of Paducah. Shannon Vetter - Acoustic guitar/ tenor saxophone / vocals, Micah Greene - Electric Guitar, Jake Siener - Bass, Phillip Hudson - Organ, Chris Black - Harmonica, Josh Coffey - Fiddle /Mandolin, Brey McCoy - Drumset, Kimberly McDaniel – Vocals


Shannon Vetter "Temptation"

The Savage Radley

Based out of Murray. The band is Stephen Montgomery and Shaina Goodman.

"Milk And Honey"

The Savage Radley "Milk And Honey"

Year of October

Based out of Nashville, Tennessee. Phlecia Sullivan - Vocals (originally from Mayfield); Josh Sullivan - Bass, guitars; Greg Diamanti – Drums


Year of October "Winter"



A Promotion Package valued at over $3000

  • Spotlight on the band at and in other press releases, publicity materials, etc. sent to newspapers, magazines, websites and more around the region. And we send your song/info to arts partners who book acts in our area to hype you up!
  • 75 underwriting spots on WKMS to use to promote upcoming shows, CD releases, band Facebook pages, etc. throughout 2016.
  • A full (1) year slide at Maiden Alley Cinema promoting your band.
  • The opportunity to perform as a headliner at future Music at MAC event or CD release party
  • A main-stage performance slot at the Lower Town Arts & Music Festival May 13th or 14th.
  • A $250 gift card to Music One in Murray or Leach's Music One in Paris.
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