Performers at the annual Loudoun YouthFest are selected through a Battle of the Bands competition among middle and high school students residing in Loudoun County. Interested bands and soloists can apply at www.loudoun.gov/teens.
The deadline for applications is December 1, 2016.
The 2017 YouthFest will be held June 17, 2017 at The Barn at One Loudoun, Ashburn, VA. Band battles will be held January 27, February 24 and March 24 at The Studio, 45449 Severn Way, Dulles, VA. Winners advance to the final competition on April 21 at the Tally Ho, 19 W. Market Street, Leesburg, VA, and perform at the festival. The overall winner opens for the festival’s nationally-known headliner.
Competition organizers randomly select lineups and assign competition dates, which will be announced at a kickoff event December 15, 2016 at the Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services (PRCS), 20145 Ashbrook Place, Ashburn, VA.
The Loudoun Youth Advisory Council (YAC), comprised of representatives from local high schools, organizes the Battle of the Bands. Loudoun YouthFest is presented by YAC, PRCS and Loudoun Youth, Inc. Email Alex Beard for more information.