Battle of the Bands gets locals rockin’

MARQUETTE–Music lovers in the area are gearing up for a Battle of The Bands competition at NMU’s Forest Roberts Theatre on Saturday night.

The second annual Rock the FRT event has community members excited, as the last battle of the bands had everyone begging for more. The competition brings area bands together in one night full of talented performances. Tonight, crews are checking lights and sound, as they prepare for a crowd who’s ready to get out of their seats, and onto their feet.

“Basically it’s a contest between all of the different artists in the town who just want to perform,” said technical crew member, Katherine Marsh. “Right now, we have 6 bands of different genres, and they all compete with a set of about twenty minutes or so, and the winner wins a cash prize – it’s going to be a fantastic time, all the bands are really excited to be here, and we’re here. It’s so fun.”

The event starts at 7:30pm on Saturday – Tickets can be found online, and are $15 for general public, $10 for students, and $5 for NMU students.