Sun., Aug. 11, Stairway to Stardom
Crest Theatre, noon, $10
The culmination of an eight-week music camp in which young musicians were placed in bands and committed themselves to weekly rehearsals and to writing three songs—all while being coached by music professionals and educators—is a 14-band battle for first, second and third place. Only one band will record and release its first three-track album. This all-ages event features musicians between 11 and 17 years old, performing a three-song set of original rock and pop in a five-hour fight, courtesy of Skip's Music Stairway to Stardom program, now in its 33rd year. Bands will be judged on overall performance, songwriting, talent and presentation by professionals in the music industry. 1013 K Street, www.skipsmusic.com.