“Battle For Hope” goes Virtual tonight!

Instead of the battle of the bands format of years past, this year, the Battle for Hope is going virtual, and will signal a call for unity.

The Battle for Hope is a yearly ad industry live music competition and Off The Street Club benefit founded by iCrossing Global Chief Technology Officer Sujal Patel, Accenture Associate Director Simon Kissler, and Kris English.

Competing bands are formed exclusively within the ranks of individual advertising agencies. Those that rank among the top three finishers in any given year are invited to battle again the following year. Newcomers audition via qualifier shows at the Hungry Brain, a live music venue in Roscoe Village. The finals are held at Cubby Bear Chicago drawing 800 people per year, the pandemic has led to a major pivot.


The Chicago ad community will abandon the battle of the bands format to come together for a night of virtual performances to form the very first Night in Harmony. Bands from Epsilon, FCB, and Hearst / iCrossing will be performing on Nov 19th 7:30pm.

To kick things off on Nov 18th, we will be showing performances from years past including Digital, Havas, AbelsonTaylor and Epsilon.

Before they get to this year’s exciting main event, they’re taking a stroll down memory lane with a peek into the Off The Street Club, and the best performances of years past from Digitas, Havas, Epsilon and the OTSC band To kick things off on Nov 18th 7:30pm, will be showing performances from years past. All proceeds will benefit Off The Street Club, the oldest boys and girls club in Chicago.

Both events are free. You can register to watch the shows and donate at http://bfh2020.battleforhope.org

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