Battle of the Bands to be featured at Relay for Life

| May 6, 2015

COSHOCTON – Relay for Life will feature a new fundraising event on Friday, May 15. Four bands will be performing at the grandstand starting at 8:30 p.m. during Relay’s first Battle of the Bands. McWane Ductile is sponsoring the event.

The band 12_DB from Columbus will kick it off at 8:30 p.m. Crackerslang will follow, and then continue with SOL and end with Big Fat Dog. Each band will perform for 30 minutes, and votes will be accepted at 10:30 p.m. so that people who need to leave early have a chance to cast their ballot. The second round of performances will begin at approximately 11 p.m. and the winner will be announced at approximately 1:30 a.m.

“Relay doesn’t get a lot of PR in Coshocton,” said Joe Carter, operations manager at McWane Ductile. “We thought this would be a way to draw in people who don’t typically go to Relay. Hopefully while they’re there, they can learn a little more about Relay.”

Each band plays a mix of oldies and contemporary music, and the event is family-friendly. The first place winner will receive $400, second place, $300, third place, $200, and fourth place, $100.

Pre-sale tickets are $5 and can be reserved by calling 740-291-1024 or 740-291-1005. Tickets can also be purchased the day of the event for $10.

McWane Ductile has raised $15,000 this year for Relay, surpassing their goal of $10,000. They have had various fundraisers including a bowling outing, dodge ball tournament, cat fish tournament, and selling fire rings made from scrap metal that are available at Auer Ace Hardware.

“Hopefully, with this Battle of the Bands, we are hoping to finish at around $20,000,” said Carter.

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I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

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