Battle of the Bands coming Friday


First place winner, Peach, performs at The Kent Stage for Battle of the Bands on Thursday Nov. 13, 2014.

Bailey Purpura

The Kent State Explorers will host the second annual Battle of the Bands 2015 this Friday, at the Kent Stage starting at 6 P.M.

The Kent Stage is known for having bands, performances and plays for the community of Kent and surrounding areas to enjoy.

Kent State student bands will be competing for a cash prize.

Each band will get to choose three or four songs of their choice to perform at the event. The audience will vote for the band they liked best. The band with the most votes will win.

The Kent State Explorers is a campus adventure club focused on outdoor activities, like, hiking, biking, and rock-climbing.

“The show is designed to raise money for our spring backpacking trip,” said Amanda Monarchino, president of Kent State Explorers, in an email. “We hope to attract all types of people in the audience. We have a variety of musical genres performing, including rock, rap, alternative and indie folk.”

According to the Kent State Explorers Facebook page, tickets are $7 to purchase through a band or through the club. Tickets will cost $9 the night of the show.

Bailey Purpura is the city and downtown reporter for The Kent Stater. Contact her at [email protected].