Best American Band Contest

Take Your Band to the Next Stage


Over 1000 bands from across the nation have submitted videos to be considered JBL’s Best American Band. Our panel of legendary front of house engineers and Joe Hahn of Linkin Park have narrowed the submissions down to the top-5. Now it’s time to cast your vote.

Watch the videos below and like your favorites. The winning band who receives the most likes, will be named JBL’s Best American Band and be invited to take the stage at JBL FEST, in front of an audience of music industry leaders and fans from around the world. Winners to be announced Early July.


Joe Hahn

Joe Hahn is best known as the DJ and programmer for two time Grammy-Award-winning band, Linkin Park who have just released their seventh studio album, One More Light.

Brad Divens

FOH Engineer for Enrique Iglesias, Garbage, Bob Seger, Jane’s Addiction and also CEO at fixintogetmixin, Inc.

Hugh Johnson

Emmy award-winning mix engineer for numerous acts including 27 years as front of house for country superstar Vince Gill.

Brian Pomp

Brian Pomp has mixed for some of the world's biggest artists including Avenged Sevenfold, Hollywood Undead, Ke$ha, and currently DNCE, who are also performing at JBL FEST.


Grand Prize:

  • A performing slot at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino during JBL FEST, held in Las Vegas July 27th-29th, 2017
  • $5000
  • Roundtrip airfare
  • Ground transportation to and from the airport/hotel
  • Three night hotel stay (shared rooms/double occupancy) at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino for up to 6 individuals.
  • Up to six tickets for other JBL FEST events

Two Runners Up Will Win: