Lackawanna County Battle of the Bands set for Sept. 15
Last Modified: February 16. 2013 11:40PM
This free concert is being organized by Lackawanna County, the University of Scranton and Scranton Tomorrow.
The purpose of the event is to provide a musical festival for college student bands, generate traffic for central city businesses, and create a venue for students from different schools to get together.
The ‚??Battle‚?Ě was an outgrowth from comments generated from a 2011 survey of students from eight Lackawanna County colleges and universities. The questionnaire touched-on off-campus spending, downtown patronage and a need for more musical events and activities for a collegiate audience.
Courthouse Square is the perfect venue due to the numerous concerts staged there by the county‚??s arts and culture department.
A variety of dinner specials are being organized for the event along with other amenities. Aside from the music and fun, a panel of judges will select one lucky band to win the ‚??Battle‚??s‚?Ě $500 cash prize.
The bands performing are: Days in Transit - Marywood University; RISE - Baptist Bible College; Sage Grass Drifters - Johnson College; Silhouette Lies - University of Scranton; The Future Calling - Lackawanna College; Stevie J. and the Shine Men - The Commonwealth Medical College; and Kids in a Sandbox - Keystone College.