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Fifth Annual ‘Battle of the Belmont Bands and Family Fun Festival’ Set for Aug. 24

Belmont University will kick off the 2019-20 academic year with a family-friendly music festival on Sat., Aug. 24 featuring exclusively student and alumni talent. The event will begin on The Lawn at 4:30 p.m. with an event designed for Bruins of all ages.

Children’s activities will be held on the patio in front of McWhorter Hall, including face painting, balloon animals, inflatables, illusionist performances and more. Plus, a number of popular community food trucks will be on hand, stationed along the Lawn, to provide refreshments, and numerous arts, crafts and boutique vendors will be set up around the Lawn to welcome back alumni and friends and sell artist merchandise.

At 6 p.m., music performances kick off with the annual “Battle of the Belmont Bands” contest as selected student bands compete in front of a panel of industry experts in the audience to determine a winner. Those judges are organized by Musician’s Corner, the annual concert series in Centennial Park to promote emerging artists, which then invites the winner to perform at an upcoming concert. The event concludes with a special performance from an alumni act with past participants including COIN, Steve Moakler, Waker, Kopecky and Lonely Biscuits, among others.

This free event is open to the public, and parking is available on the north side of campus in the Inman/McWhorter Garage, the Ayers Garage and the Baskin Garage, all of which can be viewed on the Campus Map.

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