Winners Declared in inaugural Battle of the Bands
The Florida Strawberry Festival has announced the winner of the inaugural Battle of the Bands competition.
Almost There was awarded the grand prize of $10,000, a trophy and 25 hours of studio recording time with All Access Recording. G.W. Souther received a check for $5,000, a trophy and 10 hours of studio recording time with All Access Recording. Kayla Ember was awarded honorable mention and given a cash prize of $1,000 and a plaque of recognition.
“We hope our guests enjoyed the free concert,” said President Paul Davis. “Both bands were outstanding and certainly worthy of the grand prize.”
In early December, 20 bands were selected from a field of over 30 based upon eligibility and specific selection criteria. Those bands were then voted upon by the public in an online fan voting process via social media. The top nine were selected in early February and preliminary battles took place during the 11 day event. The band finalists were evaluated by a select panel of qualified judges and fan ballots.
The battle finale’ took place on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. on the Wish Farms Soundstage where over 2,500 guests shared in the event.