Battle of The Bands

Battle of The Bands

All Ages
Friday, December 15, 2023
Doors: | 6pm // Show: | 7pm
$15 ADV | $15 DOS
(After 5pm on day of show tickets must be purchased at the door)
All Ages Admitted // 21 to drink with ID

General Admission Standing – there isn’t a bad spot in the house!
Reserved Balcony seating available for Sherman Theater Members only
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1st place 800
2nd place 450
3rd place 250
all other bands 100

Competing Bands: The Nick Tauer Band, Traverse the Abyss, Into Sunday, The Sex Monkeys, Swing N’ A Miss, Project 9, Azlyn, Intoxxxication, and Suppress the Sky.

Winners will be determined by audience response, musical talent, and on-stage performance.

Eight bands have been selected to compete for $2,000 in cash – First Prize $800, Second $450, Third $250, and $100 for each of the remaining five participants.  The First Prize winner will also receive a session to record a song at Soundmine Recording Studio, the potential for a headlining show in the Sherman Showcase, and future consideration to open for a national performing artist at the Sherman Theater.
Various genres of music will be represented and the bands will be judged on musical talent, on-stage performance, and audience response. Judges for the event include Dan Malsch, owner of Soundmine Recording Studio and Soundmine Recording Academy in East Stroudsburg, John Oakes, owner of the 10,000 capacity outdoor Poconos Park amphitheater in Bushkill, and Daniel Romagno, talent buyer and booking agent for the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg.  
Dan Malsch, owner of Soundmine Recording Studio and Soundmine Recording Academy, is a sound engineer who has worked with American Music Award winning and Grammy nominated bands and artists from around the world. First Prize includes a session at Soundmine to record, mix and produce a song.

John Oakes is an entertainment entrepreneur, executive, marketer, and owner of Poconos Park, a 10,000 capacity outdoor amphitheater.  He specializes in producing and marketing music festivals, concerts, events, brands, artists, partners, and fans.

Daniel Romagno is the talent buyer/booking agent for Sherman Theater events.  A knowledgeable and experienced music industry professional, he has eight years of experience in concert venue management and production.
Traverse the Abyss unleashes their blend of Heavy Metal sub genres to create a sonic onslaught full of catchy riffs, crushing breakdowns and a variety of metal vocals that is mirrored by their high energy, crowd engaging live performance that their fans have come to know and love.
IntoxXxication: — Definition:(n) Euphoria, Exhilaration, Elation The METAL meaning of INTOXICATION is the condition of having not only physical but mental control markedly diminished by the effects of IntoxXxication, melting your face... Sometimes combined with alcohol. It is "Not Recommended" but may be Encouraged! We are not "Medical Experts" or a flippin "Dictionary", so talk to your Doctor & Invite Them Too! Originally formed in the 1980's, Now with a Newly Revived Lineup with a modern twist to top off this deliciously refreshing cocktail of Multi-Generational Metal. Add 1 Part Guitar Styling of Co-Founder Mr. Smokin Tony Z, Add 2 Parts Bass & Mayhem of longtime friend Mr. Nex Sanctum, Shaken, Not Stirred with the Heavy Hitting Drum Work of Mr. Trey Wirth, Topped Off with just a dash of Powerful Vocals by Mr. Antone Maxson, then Garnish with the Hand-Crafted Guitar Wizardry of Mr. Vincent James. We are a Metal Band out of the Poconos who pride themselves on showcasing a High-Powered, Highly Energetic Performance coupled with a repertoire of experience supporting some national acts such as: Drowning Pool, Skid Row, Buckcherry, RATT, Otep, M.O.D., Whiplash, & Teeze/Roughouse as well as having the pleasure of playing at some notable venues like Artie's Bar & Grill, The Sherman Theater, The Gin Mill & Grill, & Dingbatz. We will also be supporting TRAPT in August of this year 2023 at Artie's Bar & Grill in Frenchtown, NJ as well as Josey Scott's Saliva in September of this year 2023 at The Gin Mill in Allentown, PA.
Formed in 2019, the Nick Tauer Band is a high energy country rock band out of eastern Pennsylvania. Rooted in the coal dirt of Schuylkill County. The Nick Tauer band puts a hard hitting twist on a traditional country sound yet these guys aren’t afraid to show a softer side. Songs like “blue lights flashin”, “Coal dirt town”, and “Be mine” show a great versatility which is contributed by some of the bands influences. The band has been nominated by the Central Pennsylvania Music Awards for best country band of 2021, along with many other accolades including being the supporting act for Lee Brice in 2022 for a crowd of 20,000+. With music on all streaming platforms such as Apple Music, Spotify, and Amazon music I encourage you to take a listen! Social media links to Facebook, and Instagram are attached.
We play hard rock music that we can groove to. It gets heavy with something you can't help but bob your head with.
Azlyn is a hard rock band from Dingmans Ferry, PA. With their own blend of punk, metal, and alternative influences, they create a unique sound for all to enjoy.
Calvin Feustel - Vocalist, Guitarist, Songwriter Gabe Parry - Vocalist, Bassist, Songwriter Nolan Glauner - Guitarist, Vocalist Jason Strong - Drummer, Musician, Downright Delightful
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