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New Year's Fest of Kalamazoo

210 Farmer's Alley 

Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Battle of the Bands

A Food Truck Rally Event  

For the first time ever, our Food Truck Rallies will be hosting a Battle of the Bands competition.

The performances take place during the Sunday Brunch events throughout July and August, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Bronson Park (200 S. Rose Street).

Two bands perform each Sunday. The winner is rewarded with an artist contract to perform at New Year's Fest 2019, and will also be compensated with a food certificate at the event performed at.

The bands will be required to submit a video and/or music sample as they apply. The music will be uploaded to our Facebook page following the performances. 

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Congratulations to Ada LeAnn for showing off her exceptional vocal skills during her performance at one of the Food Truck Sunday Brunches! She may be 14 but after you hear her vocals you may not believe it. Ada showed off her incredible voice at the Battle of the Bands competition this past summer and won. She won the chance to sing at New Year's Fest and boy does she deserve this. Ada performs covers - mostly country, modern or classic. She is also a song writer and is scheduling the release this fall of her original music. Click her photo to visit her website and here clips of her performing. 

Ada LeAnn

The 2019 Battle of the Bands

Winner is...

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Check out her Instagram 

The 2019 Battle of the Bands competition is over during the Winter season.

Check back in May of 2020 to apply.

Thanks to everyone that participated this year. It was a blast!

Sincerely, The KELC Event Team

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