Dere' LaRouge hosts Battle of the Bands in Hattiesburg

Dere' LaRouge will be hosting the Ultimate Rock Brawl/Battle of the Bands contest starting Friday August 15 through Sunday August 17.

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A dozen bands will be competing for a cash prize of $1000 and acoustic solos top prize is $300.

Event spokesperson Cayla Camp said, "I think it is just going to be an opportunity for either Friday, Saturday or Sunday  to just come on out and hangout with your friends, listen to music, let your kids play whatever it is that you want to do to get away for at least a little while."

Local bands will compete against each other then judges on their performance. It is being held to raise money for the Magee Team benefitting St. Judes Children's Hospital. At least eleven different bands will perform as will seven acoustic solo acts. Everyone is welcome to attend and this is a kid friendly event