2016 Battle of the Bands


The young musicians of Encinitas put on an incredible show at the 4th annual Battle of the Bands for Summer Fun on May 22. Battle of the Bands was held at Seaweed & Gravel and over 150 community members showed up to support the young talent. The event included a kick- off speech by Supervisor Dave Roberts.

Every musical act was worthy of an award but only two winners prevailed. The judges were blown away by the powerful vocals and right-on rhythms of Rubenstein Drive By, awarding them judges choice and a performance spot on the main stage at Summer Fun on the 101 June 25. Fans couldn’t resist the punk rock set of The Unknowns, crowning them the People’s Choice out of the five groups competing.

Battle of the bands is coordinated by the Leucadia 101 Main Street to give Encinitas youth musicians an open stage to perform in the community and to maintain and build the eclectic atmosphere of Leucadia. Each band that entered had 20 minutes on stage to impress the judges and audience. Each winning band member was gifted a pair of SPY sunglasses and the two bands will have the opportunity to play at this year’s Summer Fun on the 101: Leucadia’s Music Festival being held on June 25 and 26.

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