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And the winners are…

June 19, 2009

The winners of the 4th Annual Battle of the Bands are…

Emily Majetic

1st place:  Emily Majetic

Sleeping On Sidewalks

2nd place:  Sleeping On Sidewalks

Fire Sale

3rd place:  FireSale

First, second, and third place winners received $100, $75, and $50 respectively.  They will also each have the chance to play two paid gigs over the summer.  Thanks to the City of Davenport Parks and Rec. Department for helping sponsor the 4th Annual Battle and for setting up the paid gigs!  The first gig will be at Youth Fest on July 7th, and the second gig is at the Back to School Bash on August 14th.  Check ‘em out.  The other Battle performers were Render, Demon Ducks, Shockwave, Vanishing Point, and solo artist Jerra Williams. 

Congrats to all the performers!   And an extra special thanks to all the fans that came out to support them!  It was such a great Battle and everyone played really well.  It was also super cool to see all the bands working together helping each other with set up and tear down between bands.  We hope they all had a good time and will be ready to rock out again on the Battle stage next year.  For funzies we’ll be posting tidbits of all the bands on the blog over the next few days.  So, keep an eye out.

U.S. Navy Rock Band

Lastly, we’d like to extend a gigantic thank you to the U. S. Navy Rock Band who closed the evening with a great set!  They covered everyone from Justin Timberlake to the Allman Brothers and had many of the audience members dancing around to the good tunes.  Who knew rockin’ out at the library could be so much fun?!?


Ready for Battle???

June 17, 2009

rawkinLooking for something cool to do?  You’re in luck.  The Davenport Public Library and the Davenport Parks & Rec Dept. have teamed up once again to bring you the 4th Annual Teen Battle of the Bands.  The rawkin’ action starts at 5:00 p. m. on the stage outside the Fairmount St. Library.  Come on over, it’s show time!

navy bandThis year we have 8 teen bands lined up to perform!  Once they’re done, the U.S. Navy Rock Band will entertain the audience with some great tunes as we tabulate the results of the Battle.  Finally, we’ll hand out the awards and announce the winners.  With so many performers lined up this year it’s sure to be our best Battle ever.  Don’t miss it!