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MusicFest’s ‘Battle Of The Bands’ Seeks School-Age Musicians

The Portland Rose Festival is accepting applications from middle and high school-age musicians for its MusicFest competition. Application packets must be received by Thursday, April 1, 2010. After initial review, selected finalists will perform before a live audience and a panel of music industry judges at MusicFest 2010 (Saturday April 24) at the Portland Music Company (531 SE Martin Luther King Boulevard), starting at 5:00 p.m.

MusicFest has been a popular showcase for young musicians and their bands for over 20 years. Bands playing all music genres are encouraged to enter, including rock, alternative, blues, jazz, reggae and world beat. MusicFest provides a professional environment where young musicians may gain experience and confidence performing in front of live audiences and judges. This is an opportunity for young artists to receive constructive feedback from music industry professionals and experienced local musicians.

Application Due: April 2