Local High School Rock Bands Battle for Performance Spot at Ribfest

The Annual Battle of Bands contest will include rock bands from local high schools. The free event will be held this Friday.

2013 Battle of the Bands, Central Park Credit: Naperville Park District
2013 Battle of the Bands, Central Park Credit: Naperville Park District
The following information comes from a Naperville Park District press release 

The public is invited to cheer on the top high school student rock bands in the Naperville Park District Youth Ambassadors’ eleventh annual Battle of the Bands contest.

The event is free and will take place from 4:00 p.m. to approximately 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 9 at the Community Concert Center in Central Park, located at 104 E. Benton Ave. 

Eight Naperville high school student bands from all five area high schools will compete as finalists based on their applications and the quality of their demo recordings. The order of playing will be as follows:

4:00 p.m.                Bluefish Movement                        Neuqua Valley

4:25 p.m.                Evil Never Dies                               Metea Valley 

4:50 p.m.                Burn Out                                        Naperville Central

5:15 p.m.                Tipsters                                          Neuqua Valley 

5:40 p.m.                Delta Sons                                     Waubonsie Valley

6:10 p.m.                Dead Yet Alive                                Naperville North

6:35 p.m.                Where it Starts                              Neuqua Valley 

7:00 p.m.                My Last Obsession                         Naperville North

The first place winner will perform at Ribfest at a time to be determined and will advance to the Illinois Park District Association’s Regional Battle of the Bands with a chance to perform at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield. 

The second and third place finishers will play at the Naperville Park District’s Rollin’ on the River series on the Riverwalk on June 20, 2014.

Performances will be followed by the awarding of the top honors. The event is scheduled to conclude at approximately 7:30 p.m.

Concert t-shirts listing all of the bands will be available for $15 at the event.

The Youth Ambassadors is a group of high school students who work with the Naperville Park District to plan community-wide special events for teens each year.


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