The Newport Beach Bands Competition returns for its second year to The Newport “Beach Party”, June 25-26 at The Newport Dunes Resort.

Local bands will compete on dueling stages over two days.  Come and support your favorite!  Special thanks to KX93.5, Broken Entertainment and Laguna Sound Studios for helping us put on this competition!

The Winner of the 2016 contest will receive:

  1. A day in the studio and a fully produced song, a $1,000 value!

  2. An in-studio interview and live set at KX93.5

  3. A show at the Legendary Marine Room Tavern

  4. Numerous on air plays on KX93.5

  5. Artist featured on Broken Company website

Prizes sponsored by:

KX 93.5

From KX935:

  • An in studio interview and live set with one of our daytime DJ’s at KX935. Broadcast live on FM, streamed on the web and recorded as a podcast.
  • A show as part of KX935’s popular monthly Sound The Sea series at Laguna Beach’s recently refurbished & legendary Marine Room Tavern.
  • Numerous plays of a track by the winner on the coolest radio station ever!


Your day at Laguna Sound Studio will included Tracking, Mixing and Mastering with an Engineer.  Laguna Sound Studio Recording Lounge is more than a recording studio. We have created a space that inspires creativity in a lounge setting. If you desire a creative environment with people who share the same passion, we are the place to do it. We keep our client list small as we value the inspiring atmosphere of the Recording Lounge.

We specialize in capturing the absolute best quality sounds and delivering a quality product which is why our studio has some of the most state-of-the-art equipment available. From writing to tracking, to editing, to mixing, to mastering, Laguna Sound Studio is an artist’s “one-stop-shop” recording studio.

Find out more about Laguna Sound Studio at


From Broken Entertainment:

  • Artist feature on Broken Company website


SATURDAY BAND SCHEDULE (subject to change)

12:00 pm

12:50 pm

1:40 pm

2:30 pm

3:20 pm

4:10 pm

5:00 pm

6:30 pm

7:20 pm

8:10 pm

5:40 pm

The Alyse Russell Experience

Undecided Future

200 West

Dig the Kid

Sleep Experiment

The Shakes


Chap Sven

The Sophia Dion Band


Asleep at the Gate

SUNDAY BAND SCHEDULE (subject to change)

12:00 pm

12:50 pm

1:40 pm

2:30 pm

3:20 pm

4:10 pm

5:00 pm

5:50 pm – AWARDS


The Michael Mills Band

Jenna Mason-Brase

My Brothers

Jubilo Drive

Johnny Oskam


5:50 pm – AWARDS



Saturday and Sunday tickets are sold as separate events. Please purchase your tickets for each day separately. Enter coupon code during checkout. Limited number of tickets available.  Not all options above are available at the gate. Children 12 and under admitted for FREE.

UNLIMITED BOUNCE HOUSE WRIST BAND for Children available at the gate for $10 (Bungee and Joust inflatables not included). Parent or guardian must be present. Two bounce houses available for children on Saturday. An Obstacle Course and Ship (slide+jumper) added on Sunday. See FAMILY DAY for details.

Beer and Wine will be available all weekend by the glass, or as a tasting. A tasting is $2-3, depending on the beer or wine. Full pours are $5-7.

“Beach Party” Bucks – the currency for all Food and Beverage sales at the event, plus for games, bounce houses and more… will be available at the gate and inside the event. A sheet of 20 tickets is $20 ($1 value per).

Each BBQ team and vendor chooses how much to charge for each tasting, beverage, their merchandise, etc… Most BBQ teams charge $2-3 for a 2 ounce sample or a meaty BBQ Rib. There will be many options to choose from, with some of the best BBQ teams in the country competing for your vote for “Peoples Favorite”. Local Food Trucks will replace the BBQ Teams on Sunday.

Please call (866) 534-5665 or email with questions or for assistance. Thank you!


Band must be prepared to play a set of at least 30 minutes but not to exceed 50 minutes. At the discretion of the Judges Panel, the sets may be shortened based on the number of entries. Bands will be advised of curfew prior to their set.  Any band exceeding the curfew will be disqualified.

Any distasteful behavior, and/or damage to stage or equipment will result in an automatic disqualification by The Judges Panel. All entries should keep in mind, this is a “FAMILY EVENT” and all material MUST be appropriate.

There will be 3 judges, who will confer and compare notes. The 4 criteria on which the bands will be judged are as follows only: a) Musicianship (not necessarily virtuosity), b) Songwriting, c) Star Quality d) Presentation.

For our event, we require both instrumental and vocal performance; a band of 8 or a solo act, both are allowed as long as they sing and play at least one instrument.

Beach Party, LLC will not be held accountable for any broken equipment, injuries, or any other negative occurrences.

All competing bands are strongly encouraged to promote this event. Bands may receive 50% of any ticket sales they make with prior arrangement with the organizer.


Clay Guccione – of critically acclaimed band Early Dolphin

Jason Feddy – of KX93.5