Crystal Lake Park District to host Teen Battle of the Bands

CRYSTAL LAKE – The best teen bands in the Crystal Lake area will take the stage at the Crystal Lake Main Beach band shell on Friday to compete in the Crystal Lake Park District Battle of the Bands contest.

Spectators of all ages are invited from 3 to 9 p.m. to cheer on their favorite band. Admission for spectators is $5.

Local teen bands will vie for the opportunity to compete in the regional Battle of the Bands qualifier. The winner of the regional competition will go to the State Final Battle of the Bands, to be held at the Illinois State Fair in August. In addition, each band member will receive a Battle of the Bands T-shirt, a goody bag with items provided our event sponsors, and the first-, second- and third-place winners receive a cash prize.

Last year’s winner was The Skelters, a funk-rock band, influenced by the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Jimi Hendrix. 

The 2013 Battle of the Bands is judged by three to five volunteers with a music background or music interest.  Each band performs for about 30 minutes. 

For information, call Connie Cooke at 815-459-0680, ext. 213, or email