Broke North rocked the stage in a previous competition.

Capital Lakefair’s High School Battle of the Bands

by Kristopher Stewart for OLY ARTS

The opening night of Capital Lakefair, July 12, will bring a variety of performances to the main stage at Heritage Park, but one is set apart from the rest. The annual “Battle of the Bands” event, which pits high-school bands against each other, runs from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The event sponsor is 94.5 ROXY-FM.

The bands will compete for a grand prize of $500, with gift cards for the runner-up and third-place finisher valued at $200 and $100 respectively.

“The show has definitely grown with Lakefair,” said O’Brien. After sorting through preliminary audition tapes, judges choose the final participants. All are current or recently-graduated students from area high schools.

What: Capital Lakefair High School Battle of the Bands

Where: 218 Franklin St. NE, Olympia

When: 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 12

How much: free

Learn more: 360-943-7344 / Capital Lakefair




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