98 Rock kicks off a Battle of the Bands

Local acts can win a slot at 98RockFest in the spring





Charleston rock station 98 Rock kicks off a local band showcase and competition this week at the Market Street Saloon in North Charleston (7690 Northwoods Blvd.). The first round is set for 8 p.m. on Tues. March 13.

Every week, each band with get a 20-minute set on the main stage in front of a panel of judges. Acts will be scored on performance, originality, musicianship, “star power,” and crowd response. Winners get a chance to play on the main stage at the 98RockFest concert in the spring.

The weekly series continues through March and April at the venue. Six bands will compete in the semifinals on Tues. April 10, and the top three bands will perform 30-minute sets at the finals on Tues. April 17.

Visit Market Street Saloon's blog for updates and info.

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