Four bands have advanced from preliminaries to compete in Jammin Java’s 11th annual Mid-Atlantic Band Battle, a contest for bands from all genres of music and up and down the East Coast, with a grand prize of $2,500 cash, plus a headlining show at Jammin Java, studio and rehearsal time, free marketing and merchandising consultations, and more. This year’s four finalists are: Lost Philosophers, Skyward, Shade Parade and South Street. Naturally, if any of these bands break out and become big, then audience members will have bragging rights. Friday, Aug. 22, at 7:30 p.m. Jammin Java, 227 Maple Ave. E. in Vienna. Tickets are $15. Call 703-255-3747 or visit jamminjava.com.
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