Tri-County Battle of the Bands scheduled for August 5

Fayette, Clinton and Highland counties joined forces to host the first Tri-County Battle of the Bands on Friday, August 5 at 7 p.m. in downtown Wilmington on Sugartree Street.

The venue will rotate annually between the three counties.

The executive directors of each local tourism bureau worked together to ensure a great show – Stephanie Dunham from the Fayette County Travel and Tourism Bureau, Jamie Wheeler from the Highland County Visitors Bureau and Susan Valentine-Scott from the Convention Bureau and visitors to Clinton County.

Each host office selected a group to represent their respective county. Featured bands will be “Filo Beddo”, “Reeking Havoc” and “Sean Pool & Buckin’ Krazy”. Representing Fayette County, “Sean Poole & Buckin’ Krazy” will offer a wide variety of music ranging from traditional country, 90s country, blues and southern rock.

“The Fayette County Travel and Tourism Office is honored to partner with the Clinton County CVB and Highland County Visitors Bureau to bring this exciting new event to our area,” Dunham said. “We look forward to a great evening of live music.”

The opening ceremony will begin at 7:00 p.m. and the first band will play at 7:30 p.m. Each band will play approximately 45 minutes.

The public will vote for the winner of the evening. The winning band will receive a rotating trophy for this contest and bragging rights as the winner of the inaugural Tri-County Battle of the Bands contest.

“We encourage everyone to come cheer on their favorite band. There will be food trucks – Aloha Tacos & More, Werner’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que and Penny’s Snack Shack, TinCap Cidery, The Escape and many more on Sugartree Street,” Dunham said.

Make plans now to support this fun, free event. Bring your own lawn chairs and enjoy the show.

For more information, visit or contact Dunham at 740-335-8008 or by email at [email protected]

The event will rotate annually between Fayette, Clinton and Highland counties

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