Battle of the Bands

Battle of the Bands is an evening dedicated to local and regional musicians, aspiring and professionals alike, giving them the opportunity to take our stage and present their performance and songwriting talents to an audience comprised of people who truly appreciate great bands, original music and live performances.  

The Battle of the Bands, is an event for musicians presenting all musical genres. Bands are typically comprised of 2-6 musicians. There are no age limitations, but all those taking MadLife’s stage should be skilled musicians. We encourage featured bands to perform original music, although that is not an absolute requirement.

MadLife typically features 5-7 bands for each Battle of the Bands event. Each band is provided 5 minutes to set up their gear and 15-20 minutes to perform their set, depending on the set time defined each night at MadLife. Bands are free to play as many songs as they like, as long as their set does not exceed the set time for the evening. The specific length of the set will be defined by MadLife the evening of the show, based upon how many Bands are performing that night.

After all participants have performed their sets, MadLife engineers will score the performances of each band based on audience applause. Audience applause levels will be measured by MadLife engineers utilizing a decibel (sound pressure level) meter. In addition, a panel of judges selected by MadLife will also rank the bands and award scores.

The audience scores and the MadLife judges’ scores will be added to determine the top 3 scoring bands for the night, and those bands will be deemed the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prize winners for that bi-weekly round.  Those top 3 bands will be invited to return to MadLife for our Battle of the Bands Final Competition. Bands not winning one of the top 3 positions in a bi-weekly competition may return to compete in future bi-weekly competitions.

Chloe & The Ramblers


Formed in the summer of 2017, Scarlett plays a powerful mix of melodic original music with a uniquely elegant yet driving groove. We combine meaningful lyrics with powerful hooks so you'll be guaranteed to be singing along with us on the first listen!

“Moon Bums, a funky blues rock group from Augusta, Ga. made up of four members; a guitar player, bassist, and a duo of drummers, aims to bring each and every crowd the most unique blues performance that they have seen in years!”

Toxic Foxtrot

Layne Denton hosts 'Songwriters in the Round'

Layne Denton hosts a night of storytelling through song with some of the states most talented songwriters. Join him as these writers come together on the MadLife Stage as they do what they do best.

Layne Denton Bio:
Led by the powerful and personal songwriting of Layne Denton, the Layne Denton band always brings a fun blend of blues, rock n roll, folk, and country to the stage. In 2018, the band released their first full length album entitled “Layne Denton” on all major music streaming with the help of veteran Atlanta musicians Shane Perryman (bass) and Jordan Holiman (drums) and have been performing together extensively since. Their shows are described highly energetic; Layne’s passion for his music reaches everyone who hears him.

Buice is an alternative rock band formed by Hayden Locke and Russell Houk in July of 2018. Ian Valdés was picked as a drummer after forming and started playing gigs. They have currently released one EP called "The Walrus".



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Seating for this show is GENERAL ADMISSION. For a layout of the room, refer to the seating map below. *Please note the table arrangement is subject to change*



For any wheelchair or ADA needs, please contact the Box Office in advance of the performance

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