Sound Off Live! Baltimore’s “Battle of the Bands”

A poster for sound off live at hard cafe in baltimore.

SoundOff_2017 Sound Off Live!, Baltimore’s “Battle of the Bands” showcases emerging bands/musicians from the Maryland, Delaware and Virginia region. The winning bands/musicians selected from Sound Off Live! will perform at Light City, Artscape or the Baltimore Book Festival. Over the two nights, bands/musicians will have fifteen minutes to perform three songs in front of an audience and a panel of judges at Hard Rock Cafe Baltimore, 601 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202. A part of Free Fall Baltimore, the event is free and open to the public. Sound Off Live! is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts.

Judges include Emmy-nominated singer/songwriter ellen cherry; Tiye Jameson, founder of the music blog; Rob Starleigh, owner of Starleigh Entertainment, a booking and event company; Mike Evitts, Vice President of Communications for Downtown Partnership of Baltimore; Cortney Weinstock, Park Administrator at Baltimore Department of Recreation and Parks and Marcy Crump, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of The Flywire, a media resource highlighting music entertainment and trendsetters. Doors open at 5pm, with the first performance beginning at 6pm. A full performance schedule is below:

Wednesday, October 18 Thursday, October 19

6:00 Outcalls (Pop) 6:00 JaneliaSoul (World)
6:30 King Adam (Hip Hop) 6:30 Eman the Heartbreak (Hip Hop)
7:00 Queen Wolf (Rock) 7:00 The Susquehanna Floods (Blues)
7:30 QOK (Pop) 7:30 Patchwork Fools (Pop)
8:00 Dead Atlantic (Metal) 8:00 Seesaw Offenders (Electronic)
8:30 BeMaeva (World) 8:30 Liberata (Folk)
9:00 Essential Vybe (Soul) 9:00 The Shrapnels (Jazz)
9:30 Two Ton Twig (Bluegrass) 9:30 Casual Encounter (EDM)
10:00 Yam Yam (Funk) 10:00 This September (Funk)

Thursday, October 19

6:00 JaneliaSoul (World)
6:30 Eman the Heartbreak (Hip Hop)
7:00 The Susquehanna Floods
7:30 Patchwork Fools (Pop)
8:00 Seesaw Offenders
8:30 Liberata (Folk)
9:00 The Shrapnels (Jazz)
9:30 Casual Encounter (EDM)
10:00 This September (Funk)

The Baltimore Office of Promotion &The Arts is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization which serves as Baltimore City’s arts council, film office, and events agency. By producing large-scale events such as Light City, Artscape and the Baltimore Book Festival, and providing funding and support to artists, arts programs and organizations across the city, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city.