One of the Loudoun’s best-loved musical events is on the horizon: YouthFest 2017 kicks off this month with the first of its Battle of the Bands preliminary rounds. And while applications for contestants are closed, it’s a great chance to come out and hear some of the best teen bands and performers around.
YouthFest kicks off with series of preliminary rounds in the first three months of the year followed by a final battle in April, and then the big event at One Loudoun on June 17. Each year, YouthFest features a national touring act as the headliner, with a lineup of local winners as openers. This year’s headline act has not yet been announced.
Preliminary competitions will be held Friday, Jan. 27, Friday, Feb. 24, and Friday, March 24 at 6 p.m. at Atlantis, 45449 Severn Way in Sterling. Admission is $5.
The final battle of the bands of will take place Friday, April 21 at 6 p.m. at the Tally Ho Theatre, 19 W. Market Street in Leesburg. Admission is $8.
All local finalists will play the June 17 event, which takes place from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Barn at One Loudoun, 20450 Savin Hill Drive in Ashburn. In addition to great music, the event features interactive exhibits, dancers and other stage acts, and information on healthy living, after school programs, community organizations and diversity, along with games, food and prizes.
For more information, go to loudounyouth.org.