UU Battle of the Bands 2020

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UU Battle of the Bands 2020

UU Battle of the Bands 2020

Four Epic Bands -- One Ultimate Victor!

Unitarian Universalists are known for their commitment to peacemaking, equanimity and respecting the inherent worth of all -- except when it comes to rocking out on stage to compete for bragging rights as the best UU band in the Mid-Atlantic region! 

For the second year, four area Unitarian Universalist congregations will gather their best performers together, practice their licks, and take the stage to compete for the title: Most Excellent UU Band!

For one night only, the gloves come off! (It's kind of hard to play wearing boxing gloves anyway.) Smack talk, foul play and other poor behaviors will be fair game. The competition will be fierce. Not all may survive the night. But you will have an amazing night of entertainment as these musical Hunger Games go on full display.

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia's One World Coffeehouse is delighted to host the 2020 Battle of the Bands and the UUCC Band, UUnified, will seek to strip the title from the Rockville Congregation's band, Bonfire of the Mannakeys! UU Silver Spring and UU Fairfax will also be there to show their stuff.

Come join us for an evening of fierce competition, lead licks, horn solos, tight harmonies, and all-out fun! Cheer on your favorite band and bring a wad of cash as you vote with your $ to support the ministries of all four congregations.

The festivities start at 7pm with a special opening act you won't want to miss. Then each featured band will have 25 minutes to impress you, the voters, with their sweet sounds. Drop your admission tickets in the guitar case of your favorite band, then buy extra tickets for just $1 each to vote more.

Each band has at least two youth members. Come and support our inspiring performers! 


Performance Details

Performance 7-9pm. Doors open at 6:30pm.

Table seating with a big dance area / mosh pit!. Feel free to bring a dinner basket and an alcoholic beverage (no reds, please). Baked goods & non-alcoholic beverages available for sale. An auxiliary room has windows into the performance venue if you want to enjoy the show with especially energetic children.

Ticket Prices (fees not included):
Tickets for adults are just $10 and include one voting ticket. Purchase your tickets in advance and you will receive FIVE voting tickets instead of one! High school age and under youth are free with a paying adult.

Vote for your favorite bands as many times as you like by purchasing additional voting tickets for $1 each. Yes, this vote can be bought! It's all for a good cause, so vote, vote, vote!

About the One World Coffeehouse:

The One World Coffeehouse started in 1999 with the goal to build a sense of community by presenting an array of artistic and musical talent in a comfortable, family-friendly setting. Evening performances happen most 3rd Saturdays in a grand listening room with candle-lit tables. Please support the Coffeehouse and this good cause by spreading the word and attending!


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For more info, contact: [email protected] or call 410-381-0097



UU Battle of the Bands 2020
Saturday, March 21, 2020
7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Door Time: 6:30 PM
This event is 
Age Limit: 


Adult AdmissionUSD $10.00

Adult General Admission - Advance purchase includes 5 voting tickets (just one voting ticket at the door).

Youth AdvanceUSD $0.00

Youth Admission - FREE for 17 and under with paying adult

Voting TicketsUSD $1.00

Purchase extra voting tickets for $1 each. Vote as many times as you like for your favorite band. Voting tickets purchased in advance can be picked up at the box office.

Event Map

UUCC One World Coffeehouse  
7246 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD 21045

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