Battle of the Bands

11AM - 1PM

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BetterDucks

Based out of Berwyn, PA but forged through iterations of original bands in Berlin, BetterDucks are an Indie Alt Rock band fronted by German born vocalist, guitarist and primary songwriter Dirk Externest. Better Ducks sound is - to curl up with on rainy days or to dance to in a sun-soaked summer. They fuse a driving rhythm section with vocal harmonies, melodic guitar work, with the deep richness of Dirk's lead vocals… think Wilco meets Knopfler with an occasional live encounter with The Drive By Truckers. BetterDucks are unique with the pure warmth and honesty in their song-writing coupled with distinctive 70's vintage imagery and lack of pretense. Their music touches upon a range of emotions spanning both their upbeat to mellow songs, guiding listeners through their unique take on life's memorable moments. The skillfully balanced harmonies gently unfold the narratives, with the soulful richness of Dirk's lyrics and voice. Dave Faunce backing vocals and keyboards accompany along with balanced clean and edgy melodic embellishments of Nick Voutsakis' guitar solos and passages backed by the driving rhythm section of Mark Betterly's Bass Lines and John Morgan's Drum work. The combination leaves the listener with a memorable live and studio experience.


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Chloe Likes Olivia

Chloe Likes Olivia is a local Oxford band that has been successfully branching out to Philadelphia for the better part of this year. We have just released a split and will be touring in June.


Half Past Seven

Half Past Seven is a 3 piece rock band from South Eastern Pennsylvania that includes lead vocalist and bassist Nick Lombardi, guitarist/backing vocals Steve Lombardi, and drummer/backing vocals Tyler Kilby. We perform a wide range of music, from popular classics to current modern day top 40. We are primarily rock but also cover other genres like funk, country, pop and mix in our own original music. Half Past Seven is known around the Philadelphia area for being on radio stations such as 93.3 WMMR and 93.7 WSTW. We constructed our own recording studio where we record and rehearse all of our songs.


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HourGlass

HourGlass is a Rock band from Maryland. Led by their thought provoking lyrics,HourGlass challenges their listeners to find hope even in the darkest moments


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Toney Sparks

We are a 5 Man Band, we tend to lean towards the edgier/outlawish rock side of Country. (Stapleton, Brantley Gilbert, Aldean, etc....) The industry is oversaturated with Pop Country right now, so we are just trying to put that storytelling and emotion back into the mainstream. We are a group of guys from Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania raging in age from 26-35 that have a great stage presence and enjoy music.


GRAND PRIZE

OPENING ACT FOR EVE6, THE MAIN STAGE HEADLINER, AT THE 2018 CONNECTIVE ART AND MUSIC FESTIVAL

$500 CASH PRIZE | PRIZE PACKAGE

SECOND PLACE

$300 CASH PRIZE | PRIZE PACKAGE

THIRD PLACE

$150 CASH PRIZE | PRIZE PACKAGE