Comedian and actor  Hannibal Buress , the Emcee of the inaugural Bitter Jester Music Festival, July 4, 2006. Hannibal was the winner of our Comedy Competition that ran in 2006/2007.

Comedian and actor Hannibal Buress, the Emcee of the inaugural Bitter Jester Music Festival, July 4, 2006. Hannibal was the winner of our Comedy Competition that ran in 2006/2007.

bitter jester music festival previous winners and participants

A list of every Bitter Jester competition Band and Solo Artist going all the way back to the summer of 2006!

This page is under construction.  Please bear with us as we dig through our archives to complete these listings!

 Comedian and actor  Hannibal Buress  performs his winning standup set on June 4, 2006 (upper left) and Emcees the 1st Annual Bitter Jester Music Fest on July 4, 2006.

Comedian and actor Hannibal Buress performs his winning standup set on June 4, 2006 (upper left) and Emcees the 1st Annual Bitter Jester Music Fest on July 4, 2006.


 2018 Grand Champions: The Isabel O. Trio  (photo: Elliot Mandel)

2018 Grand Champions: The Isabel O. Trio (photo: Elliot Mandel)

13th Annual Bitter Jester Music Festival, 2018

Grand Champions: Isabel O. Trio
Runners-Up: Cooper Run
Honorable Mention: Out of Pocket

Friday Night Winners: Bad Idea, The Browns, Cooper Run, Out of Pocket

Wild Card Bands: 80HD, Ax and the Hatchetmen, Isabel O. Trio, Ghostbusterz (dropped out), The Recall

Showcase Band: Fun Monkey (dropped out), The Rand Band


12th Annual Bitter Jester Music Festival, 2017

Grand Champions: Audiophilia
Runners-Up: Livewire
Honorable Mention: Elise and the Police

Friday Night Winners: Livewire, Audiophilia, Child of Eve, Surround Sound

Wild Card Bands: Eminence, Elise and the Police, The Magnifiers, Stellar West

Showcase Bands: Skydeck, The Browns

 2017 Grand Champions: Audiophilia  (photo: Elliot Mandel)

2017 Grand Champions: Audiophilia (photo: Elliot Mandel)


 2016 Grand Champions: Caroline & The Priority  (photo: Daniel Kullman)

2016 Grand Champions: Caroline & The Priority (photo: Daniel Kullman)

11th Annual Bitter Jester Music Festival, 2016

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10th Annual Bitter Jester Music Festival, 2015

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 2015 Grand Champions: PROFUSION  (photo: Daniel Kullman)

2015 Grand Champions: PROFUSION (photo: Daniel Kullman)


 2014 Grand Champions: Xazz  (photo: Daniel Kullman)

2014 Grand Champions: Xazz (photo: Daniel Kullman)

9th Annual Bitter Jester Music Festival, 2014

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8th Annual Bitter Jester Music Festival, 2013

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 2013 Grand Champions: Van Buren & Wells  (photo: Daniel Kullman)

2013 Grand Champions: Van Buren & Wells (photo: Daniel Kullman)


 2012 Grand Champions: Midnight in Montana  (photo: Daniel Kullman)

2012 Grand Champions: Midnight in Montana (photo: Daniel Kullman)

7th Annual Bitter Jester Music Festival, 2012

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6th Annual Bitter Jester Music Festival, 2011

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 2011 Grand Champions: JKZ  (photo: Daniel Kullman)

2011 Grand Champions: JKZ (photo: Daniel Kullman)


 2010 Grand Champions: The Burrows Four  (photo: Daniel Kullman)

2010 Grand Champions: The Burrows Four (photo: Daniel Kullman)

5th Annual Bitter Jester Music Festival, 2010

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4th Annual Bitter Jester Music Festival, 2009

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 2008 Grand Champions: The Railjacks (formerly "Drive")  (photo: Terri Olian)

2008 Grand Champions: The Railjacks (formerly "Drive") (photo: Terri Olian)

3rd Annual Bitter Jester Music Festival, 2008

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2nd Annual Bitter Jester Music Festival, 2007

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 2007 Grand Champions: Fat Lisa  (photo: Terri Olian)

2007 Grand Champions: Fat Lisa (photo: Terri Olian)


 2006 Grand Champions: Drive   (photo: Bev Beck)

2006 Grand Champions: Drive  (photo: Bev Beck)

 2006 Grand Champions: Drive  (photo: Terri Olian)

2006 Grand Champions: Drive (photo: Terri Olian)

1st Annual Bitter Jester Music Festival, 2006

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