The Stray is hosting its first-ever “Battle of the Bands” this March! Each Friday night up to 5 bands will compete to make it to the finals on March 25 where they can showcase their full-length set. Finalists will be determined based on popular vote and the vote of a guest judge. Local music industry professionals Andrea “Dre” Wallace, Elle Lively, Jake Rye, and John Sinkevics have been invited as guest judges based on their extensive experience and contributions to the local music scene. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three bands. Applications open Thursday, Jan 20 and close February 10. Bands and solo artists from any genre are welcome to apply!