Battle of the Bands Begins Friday, March 2

Battle of the Bands

The Arena Bar & Grill is hosting Battle of the Bands once again! This is a perfect chance to come out and showcase your band’s musical abilities while competing against other bands from the area!

The competition will consist of 5 individual weeks of competition – March 2, March 9, March 23, March 30 and April 6. Competition will start at 8pm. Bands will be judged on musicianship, visual presentation, professionalism, audience response, overall entertainment value by a panel of judges, as well as each audience member will receive a ballot to vote for their favorite band of the night.

The winner from each week will advance on to the finale which is held on Saturday, April 14 at 7pm. There will be cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place along with the 1st place band receiving a booked gig at the Arena on a Friday or Saturday.

Spots are first come first serve so sign up today!  Click here for rules and regulations.

Friday, March 2

8pm The Roof (State College)
9pm Rest in Peace (Bedford)
10pm E.N.D. (Houtzdale)
11pm Centralia PA (State College)

Friday, March 9

8 pm  From Down The Road
9 pm  Forsaken By Society
10 pm  Traverse the Abyss
11 pm  Dilemma 

Friday, March 23

8 pm PennSoulvania
9 pm  IC.a.Nikki
10 pm  Fyre
11 pm  Maul

Friday, March 30

8 pm Psycho Prophecy
9 pm 86 Bullets
10 pm Deadside
11 pm Crooked Line

Friday, April 6

8 pm Blind Choice
9 pm The Noise Upstairs
10 pm Making State
11 pm TBD

Finale – Saturday, April 14

7 pm Rest In Peace (Bedford, PA)
8 pm Traverse the Abyss (Scranton, PA)
9 pm Making State (State College, PA)
10 pm Fyre (Altoona, PA)
11 pm 86 Bullets (Baltimore, MD)

All Day Every Day

$7.00 Select Liquor Pitchers

$6.50 Yuengling Lager Pitchers

$6.50 Miller Lite Pitchers

$2.00 SoCo and Lime Shots

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Monday 8pm-10pm
Tuesday 7pm-9pm
Wednesday 8pm-10pm
Thursday 8pm-10pm
Friday 5pm-7pm
Saturday 5pm-7pm
Sunday 4pm-5pm & 11pm-12am

Contact Info

1521 Martin Street
State College, PA 16803

(814) 237-8833
(814) 237-8830 (take out)

Open Daily 11am-2am

Don't forget our bottle shop for your take out beer!