When: Sat., Feb. 11, 6-9 p.m. 2017
James River Rock-Out - Battle for the bands event will be a battle of the bands style competition. Local high school bands will be competing for prizes to help raise money for the music programs at James River High School. The competition will be split up into two categories, amateur and professional, with a total of six high school garage bands competing for a first place and a runner up prize. Each band will be allotted about 20 minutes to perform 1-3 songs of their choice, followed by an audience vote to determine the winner. In addition to the band competition performances, the event will also feature a short performance during the intermission from a quintet of dedicated band students at James River High School. The event is open to all ages, and all songs performed will be age appropriate as well. Tickets will be sold at the door for a price of $7, and there will be t-shirts, snacks, and raffle tickets also available for purchase at the event. Those interested in reserving a ticket or viewing more information may do so at jrrockout.wordpress.com.