City of Boca Raton announces the finalists of the 2nd annual Battle of the Bands to open the series Summer in the City – Boca Raton’s most trusted news source

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Local artists and young entrepreneurs show their talents at the Mizner Park Amphitheater on Friday, June 3rdapprox at 7 clock

Boca Raton, FL – The City of Boca Raton’s Summer in the City series begins June 2nd Annual Battle of the Bands competition on Friday, June 3rd at 7pm at Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real. Finalists in both the Over and Under 20 categories – featuring musicians ranging from a 13-year-old singer to a 64-year-old guitarist – will take the stage to compete for the $2,500 cash prize in each category.

Finalists in the Over 20 category include: The honey project, audio crisis, crush company and Constantly stumbling. Finalists under 20 include Maximum friction, Harmonious Rage, Ripped jorts and School of Rock Boca Raton house band. Concert-goers also have the opportunity to vote for their fan favorite.

“We’re amazed at the reach and talent of everyone taking part in this 2nd annual competition, as well as the young entrepreneurs who participate in the Teen Marketplace,” said Amy DiNorscio, Amphitheater and Community Events Manager for the City of Boca Raton. “We hope this prelude to our summer series encourages that anything is possible if you persevere and keep reaching for the stars.”

While enjoying the local music scene, guests can also support young entrepreneurs at the Teen Marketplace, which features emerging companies like KSM Organic Candles, handcrafted eco-friendly candles; Audrey’s Awesome Planters, wooden planters for the outdoor vegetable or butterfly garden; Intuitive Designs Co., handcrafted crystal jewelry; Sophie-sticated Stitches, plush crochet collectibles; and Music Buddies, a service where high school students offer free music lessons and gear to foster children.

The Summer in the City series continues through July 29 with free concerts at the Mizner Park Amphitheaterthfrom 19 clock

The full line-up includes:

Friday 3rd June Battle of the Bands Contest

Friday 10 June U2 by UV (U2 Tribute)

Friday 17 June Yacht Rock (late 70’s – early 80’s soft rock hits)

Friday June 24th summer splash! A Side-by-Side with The SYMPHONIA and the FAU Summer Concert Band conducted by Kyle Prescott

Friday 8th July The Long Run (Eagles Tribute)

Friday 15 July Back in Time, a tribute to the 80’s

Friday July 22 Chicago Rewired (Tribute to Chicago)

Friday 29 July Absolute Queen (Queen Tribute)

New to the Summer in the City series this year are Wellness Saturdays, FREE fitness classes held every third Saturday of the month at 9:00 am at various Boca Raton parks. You can also explore one of the many hiking trails any day of the year. For a list of trails for hiking, biking, or circuit training, go to www.myboca.us/Trails.

Free Monthly Courses schedule includes:

Saturday June 18 Zumba Patch Reef Park

2000 Yamato Street

Saturday, July 16 Judo Sugar Sand Park

300 S. Military Trail

Saturday, August 20 Tai Chi South Beach Park Pavilion

400 N. State Road A1A

The city of Boca Raton has five miles of beautiful beaches, 47 parks and 1,650 acres of recreational space that attract residents and visitors year-round. The city’s Recreation Services Department is hosting a full calendar of free community events at select parks and the Mizner Park Amphitheater. For more details on city events, visit www.MyBoca.us/SpecialEvents.

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