Voting has begun for the first Battle of the Bands at Liberty Hall, "Rock, Paper, Scissors". Seven finalists have been selected, and now need your votes. The top four bands will get the chance to play live before a panel of judges at 8:00 p.m. August 17th at Liberty Hall.

The final four bands will each receive a video recording of their performance, and the winner will receive a slot to perform during the East Texas All Star Showcase on Sept. 7. Prize money is also up grabs, for the top two bands. Kyser Musical Products of Canton, Texas is sponsoring a $500 cash prize for first place and $300 cash for second place.

Kyser® is the only guitar capo that is still made entirely by hand, right here in East Texas. “I asked Kyser Musical products Inc to partner on this particular event because they are a local business that produces capos for guitars, seemed like a perfect fit to me,” said Anne Payne, Liberty Hall Manager. “Kyser sells almost 1,000,000 capos yearly to people and places around the world and is often seen on the guitar necks of everyone from Dwight
Yoakam to Bruce Springsteen.”

You can now cast your vote on facebook. The seven bands in the running are: Blacktop Mojo, Sirkis, Stereo Radio Blues, StillBent, Struck By Hammerz, Underdog House and Westbound 21. Just go on Facebook to Liberty Hall
to “Like” the page and vote!

Tickets to the Aug. 17 show are on sale now at for $8. Tickets will be available the night of the event for $15 at the door.