Liberty Hall, in Tyler, is accepting applications through June 23 for its battle of the bands event — Rock, Paper, Scissors — set for 8 p.m. on Aug. 1. 

To apply, bands from East Texas must submit a DVD or link showing them performing three songs, including one original song, a news release said. DVDs should be sent to Liberty Hall, 110 W. Erwin St., Tyler, TX, 75702. An email with a link should be sent to with the subject line Rock, Paper, Scissors.

Judges will narrow submissions to a smaller group that will be announced on Liberty Hall's Facebook page. Beginning June 29, the public can go on the Facebook page and help select the finalists. On July 9, contest organizers will announce the five bands selected to compete in the Aug. 1 concert for the top prize

"Each entrant (finalist) will receive a professionally recorded video of their performance at Liberty Hall to use to market their music for future bookings," Anne Payne, Liberty Hall manager, said in a prepared statement. "I am contacted by many musicians that want to play at Liberty, but we cannot feature them all. This event opens up the doors to new artists in our area and gives them that opportunity."


—Danny Mogle




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