Artisphere to Host Teen-Produced Battle of the Bands

by ARLnow.com June 13, 2012 at 10:15 am 3,782 8 Comments

Artisphere (1101 Wilson Blvd) will be hosting a “for teens, by teens” battle of the bands this weekend.

The show will features eight bands from high schools around the D.C. region, including two from Arlington: New Metro (Yorktown H.S.) and Challenger Deep (Washington-Lee H.S.). Each of the bands in the show writes and performs their own music.

The audience will decide who wins the Battle of the Bands showcase. The winner will receive 32 hours of professional recording time at 4Mile Studios in Arlington.

The show will be held at Artisphere’s Dome Theatre at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 16. Tickets are $5 and are available online.

The Battle of the Bands is being produced by four teen interns at Artisphere, including Yorktown students Burke Justice and Charlotte Raskovich.

“Artisphere’s Teens Work Experience is a month-long interactive internship for DMV area high school seniors,” Artisphere said in a press release. “The four participants in the program, mentored by Sasha Lord of Sasha Lord Presents, have learned through professional experiences and workshops various aspects of running a performing arts center with the main project being the curation and presentation of a Battle of the Bands.”

  • should be a great place to pick up chicks.

    *howls & runs into woods, tail between legs*

    • Bryce Josslin

      The fact that you are leaving this comment (on Arlington Now of all places) says more about you than your match.com profile ever will. So you can go shave your back now.

  • Josh S

    What in the heck is the “DMV area?”

    • G::TheNativeArlingtonian


      Another shortening of the term DC area, or Metro area.

      Outside of that, this is the best use of the Artisphere I’ve heard yet.

      • Clarendon

        I agree about the best use. I might actually schlepp over to Rosslyn for this !

  • Rick

    Was the brahma pit booked?

    • Joe

      Roadside 45 and Social Isolation were booked.

  • Brian

    So they gave up all their staff who couldn’t bring money in and turn to high schoolers?


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