There are multiple fronts to this musical showdown, and one battle just launched.
Online voting for the 16th annual Rockus Maximus Battle of the bands opened Tuesday, Feb. 26.
You can vote for your favorite band or bands now through March 22, said Paul Stonebridge, who runs the competition.
The first-place winners of the online competition will score a $500 gift card to Encore Music in Port Richey, Stonebridge said. The runner-up nets a $250 gift card.
Pasco County Libraries’ annual battle of the bands pits young local acts against each other in a competition to win free recording time from Clearwater’s Clear Track Studios and $1,000 in cash at the March 22 showdown at the Rotary Pavilion at the Concourse, 15325 Alric Pottberg Road in Shady Hills. Admission is free with a library card.
Check out the bands on the Rockus Maximus Facebook page and vote for your favorites.