Work for Art's Battle of Bands Returns!

A celebration of employee creativity

Work for Art's Battle of Bands Returns!

A Celebration of Employee Creativity

Tune-in to 99.1 FM or on May 1 – 4. Work for Art and friends will be on Community Voices talking about Battle of the Bands, and the work we do in our community!

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Join us on Wednesday, May 17 at the Crystal Ballroom, where bands from local businesses compete in front of a panel of celebrity judges and 600 of their adoring fans. This battle for art is a fundraiser for over 100 art and culture nonprofits through Work for Art.


Top Prizes:

Best Company Band (Grand Prize)
Judges select the band with the highest quality performance.
Winner receives glory and a live show in the Skype Live Studio including a video of the performance. Value: $5000

Best Showmanship
Judges select the band with the most flare and enthusiasm.

Audience Favorite
YOU the audience member votes with your dollars for your favorite band(s). All proceeds go to support over 100 local art and culture nonprofits. Pre-voting online is available. Vote now! Cash, check and credit card can be used to vote at the event.

Tickets are just $12 each, and all proceeds benefit Work for Art.

Who you’ll see onstage:

Sarah G


Chloe Eudaly

Event Co-Chair
City of Portland | Bio

van der Meulen

Event Co-Chair
ZGF Architects | Bio

Rindy Ross of Quarterflash
Rindy Ross


Edna Vazquez


Valerie Day



Band Mentor


Tickets are $12 each, available at:

  • The Crystal Ballroom box office at 1332 W. Burnside in Portland
  • by phone at 1-855-CAS-TIXX
  • or purchase online

A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $100 each, including complimentary food and beverage and reserved seating.

To receive the group discount of $2 off general admission for 20 tickets or more, contact Alison Bailey at 503-823-5424 or

Crystal Ballroom

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Arts Card tickets 50% off!

Tickets are only $12–but if you use your Arts Card you can receive them half-off (limit four, subject to availability). For more information about the Arts Card, contact Matt Carron at 503-823-5849 or

To order Arts Card tickets online: Click the “Buy Now” button, above. Select up to four tickets from the “Arts Card discount” menu, and use password ArtsCard. Present your Arts Card at Will Call when you pick up your tickets.

May the best band win.

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