This Thursday, September 12th, Jacksonville State University will host the Music Madness battle of the bands competition in the Theron Montgomery Building auditorium from 6 to 9 p.m.
A free event, Music Madness is open to the public and anyone who wishes to attend.
The winner of Music Madness will perform at the tailgate party for the November 23rd football game where the Jacksonville State Gamecocks face off against the Southeast Missouri Redhawks.
Not only will the winner be playing at the final tailgate of the season, but they will also receive a cash prize of three hundred dollars.
Last year, the band Eleanor Lane from Gadsden won and went on to perform at the last tail gate of the season. With so much success last year, despite the inclement weather many had to contend with, SGA determined to attempt it again.
The competitors of Music Madness will be judged by the Student Government Association Executive Officers.
The criteria that the judges will be looking for will be: originality, musical ability, stage presence, and preparation for the event.
SGA has laid out a few ground rules for those wishing to compete in the show in order that everything runs as smoothly as last year.
Only the first seven artists to sign up for Music Madness will be eligible to perform.
As of Monday, September 9th, the artists performing are: singer Kyle Robinson and band Raspberry Leviathan.
Kyle Robinson is described as a pop/alternative singer and Raspberry Leviathan is a local band who performs what has been called “lethargic folk” music.
More artists may be added to the venue by Thursday, September 12th.
The winning artist of Music Madness will be announced to the public on the Music Madness Facebook page and the Student Life Facebook page.
If the winner does not contact Kelsey Mann by Monday, September 16th, the runner-up will take first place.
Break a leg to all those performing on September 12.