October 5th, 6th & 7th | Chicago, Illinois

The 2018 Midwest Beatbox Battle

Will be held October 5-7 in Chicago, IL. Scroll down for more info...

Yuri Lane
Judge | Yuri Lane

Yuri Lane is a Chicago based beatboxer & looper, especially known for beatboxing with a harmonica.

Judge | NaPoM

World renowned, Pittsburgh born, NYC based beatboxer & looper, member of The Beatbox House.

Judge | P-Red

Chicago based beatboxer, singer, actor, and current "Midwest Beatbox Battle Champion" title holder.

Judge | Villain

Pittsburgh based beatboxer, 2x Midwest Champion & 2x Great North Champion, known for technical style.

Judge | JFlo

Philadelphia based beatboxer & looper, JFlo, was 2011 American Beatbox Champ & 2013 Midwest Champ.

Hosted by | SYMAB

Shut Your Mouth & Beatbox founder, LethalFX (Columbus, OH) & Thetightesto (Rockford, IL).

The Den Theatre
The Den Theater

Day 1 (Opening Night) & Day 2 (Main Event) will be held in the Bookspan room of The Den Theatre, Chicago.

AV Chicago
AV Chicago

Audio, Video, Lighting , Event Production Services & Equipment Rental based out of Chicago.

The 2018 Midwest Beatbox Battle | Presented by Shut Your Mouth & Beatbox

The 2018 Midwest Beatbox Battle will be held October 5th, 6th & 7th in Chicago, IL. This 3-day, international competition, will be an all ages open elimination. Each competitor will be given up to 2 minutes to showcase their beatbox skills to a panel of professional judges. The Top 16 competitors will advance to a bracket & battle it out face to face until one winner is chosen.

The Midwest Beatbox Battle was created in 2012 in Youngstown, Ohio, and has been held in the state's capitol, Columbus, the past six years. This will be our first time hosting the event in Chicago, IL. This event is originated & organized by "Shut Your Mouth & Beatbox (SYMAB)", a group of beatboxers dedicated to the art & uprising of American Human Beatboxing.