Calling All S.B. Bands

Our Downtown Sound Battle of the Bands Wants You!

Are you a music maker living in Santa Barbara County? Do you love a little friendly competition? If so, head on over to and sign up for our annual Downtown Sound battle of the bands. The competition kicks off online on Thursday, September 13, but you only have until midnight on Friday, September 7, to register. Email for info.

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