MOUNT VERNON - Foundation Park Conservancy is looking for both youth and adult bands to perform in a Knox County Battle of the Bands at Ariel-Foundation Park in the Schnormeier Event Center on Saturday, June 24. The youth competition is 4 p.m. and adult competition at 7:30 p.m.
Youth band members must be between 13 and 21 years of age. Adult band members should be 22+. Bands must have 3-8 members in order to compete and should include bass, guitar and drum. Absolutely no lip syncing or tracking vocals. Bands are not guaranteed a spot. Applications will be reviewed to ensure bands meet specified criteria for Battle of the Bands.
Bands may perform up to two songs in a 20-minute time period. Songs should be appropriate for a family-oriented environment. All bands must bring their own instruments and amplifiers. One microphone with speaker will be provided. Band must be able to set up in 10 minutes and tear down in 10 minutes upon completion of the set. Management and/or judges have the right to disqualify a band at their discretion based on misconduct.
Prizes will be offered for both youth and adult categories and include $300 for first prize, $200 for second and $100 for third. A guest judge panel will judge the competition based on four elements: music, stage presence, appearance/personality and crowd support/interaction.
The band application can be found at www.arielfoundationpark.org under the Battle of the Bands event. Bands should submit the completed application along with the $25 entry fee (non-refundable under all circumstances) to Ariel-Foundation Park, P.O. Box 644, Mount Vernon, OH 43050 no later than May 30.
For more information, contact Event Coordinator Carrie Hyman at 740-501-9293 or [email protected]