Calling all bands

American Legion Post 18 in Ninilchik is looking for bands to compete in their Battle of the Bands community fundraiser on July 9. Any music group interested can register up until June 25.

The top band will win $500 and “bragging rights,” according to a press release from the American Legion. Second place will be awarded $300 and third place will receive $200. 

There is a $25 non-refundable registration fee, which includes a free campsite for the day of the event. To register, call the American Legion at 907-567-3918; Tony Rae at 907-420-4277; or Ed Vaughn at 907-756-1628.

The Battle of the Bands fundraiser will raise money to support the American Legion’s community projects. 

The event will be held outdoors at American Legion Post 18, which is located at mile 136 on Sterling Highway, on July 9 at 3 p.m. 

In addition to musical performances from the competing bands, there will be a beer garden, food and other refreshments. A Vox amplifier will be raffled off as well. 

Admission will be $5 per person over 18, and free for all under the age of 18.