Five bands will compete for votes from the audience as "Best Band in Prescott Valley" at the 16th annual Battle of the Bands, 1-7 p.m., Saturday, May 18, at the Prescott Valley Amphitheater, 8600 E. Nace. Gates open at noon.
Feel free to bring soft drinks, snacks, blankets and lawn chairs, but leave alcoholic beverages, glass and pets at home. Concessions will be sold.
Road 1 South - Dwight D'evelyn (drums), Ron Green (bass guitar), John Wurtz vocals/lead guitar), Chris Russo (vocals/lead guitar), Ofer Harel (congas) and Gregson Gordon (harmonica) - play high energy "dance until your feet fall off" rockin' rhythm and blues.
Filabusta - Kenny James (vocals/guitar), Mike Kriedel (drums), Lorin McLain (bass) and Jonathan Hust (keyboards) blend original rock, blues and funk.
Tumbleweed Junction - are four guys who started out in Black Canyon City and now play country and southern rock - also called outlaw country - music throughout the state.
Latigo - Mike Stazenski (lead vocals/guitar/fiddle), Joe Canuel (lead guitar/piano/vocals), Gary Clemmons (bass guitar/vocals), and Danny Wilson (drums/vocals) - have a passion for country music and an extensive background to prove it.
Total Harmonic Distortion - Ian Michaels (rhythm guitar), Dean Bremmer (lead guitar), George Janak (bass guitar), Jason Cannizzaro (vocals), and Doyle Meredith (drums) - is an 80s and 90s cover band with an emphasis on hair metal.