The Return of Hometown Heroes:
Battle of the Bands 2018
a hugely successful debut in 2015, Hometown Heroes: Battle of the Bands”
returns once again, directly after the Yolo Idol competition on
Thursday August 16
bands representing cities of Yolo County have been handpicked to face off in a
“Battle of the Bands” exhibition.
is the key to launching a musical career and the Yolo County Fair hometown
crowd will certainly provide that,” said Entertainment Director Marty DeAnda.
provides the first step for talented locals to show their skills.
will provide an avenue for local talent to take their careers to
the next level. We want to help!”
they did last year DeAnda and team leader, Ericka Davis decided to put the
“complicated part” — selecting the bands — into their own hands by checking
websites, Facebook pages, local concerts and YouTube videos searching for local
performers making the next step in their careers.
band will perform for 15 minutes beginning at 9 p.m., and will receive input
and commentary from the judges. Winners will be chosen based on fan
participation, originality, appearance and musicianship.
top band will receive $250 in cash, a paid performance at the 2019 Yolo County
Fair, and an opening spot at a show in Sacramento and local press.
runner up will walk away with $150 in cash, a paid performance at the 2019 Yolo
County Fair and local press.
Day Sacramento’s Cambi Brown, will be broadcasting live from the Yolo County
Fair, with possible segments to follow on the morning program (CBS 13).
trying to inspire the talent to think, hey, we can be some kind of factor in
the music scene,” said DeAnda.
“If you are one of Yolo County’s talented new
acts, or know someone who is, please contact us via the Yolo County FaceBook
Page or the Yolo County Fair website,” said DeAnda. “Let us help you make your
musical dreams come true.”