Bay Area Battle of the Bands will be Friday, July 14 at 7pm at Bay View Park in Ashland, WI.
Competing this year are groups around the Chequamegon Bay Area: Born Too Late, Frisky Lizzards, Rough Cut and Shantily Clad & The Low Hangin’ Fruit.

About the bands:
    Born Too LateConsisting of 4 members: Rokkyn Kavajecz, Vocals, Age 10; Traxx Kavajecz, Drums, Age 12; Bella Hanson, Guitar, Age 15; and Jaydon Goette, Bass, Age 15. The group met and began performing together through DeepWater Music in Superior. Born Too Late has only been together since January of this year. Their favorite genre of music to perform is 70’s and 80’s Rock. The young ages of all of the performers, combined with their love of classic rock, provided inspiration for their name “Born Too Late”.
    Frisky Lizards is a band from northern Wisconsin. The group plays a wide variety of music from original rock and roll to current hits, classic rock, and dance songs. The Lizards have built a following over many years together, and have played to packed halls, casinos and festivals all over the Midwest. The band consists of Mark Phillips (guitar and vocals), Dan Lessard (drums), Kevin Froemel (bass and vocals) and Jim St. Catharine (guitar).
    Rough Cut is rockin’ boogie blues band from Ashland Wisconsin! Featuring Jerry Berttheaume on rhythm/lead guitar/vocals, Curtis James on The skins and Ted Claremboux on vocals/bangin’ out the bass! Come see this three piece band that REALLY know how to Jam!!
    Shantily Clad & The Low Hangin’ Fruit, are a cover band from Ashland. Formed in 2013 – they play funk, disco, rock & pop from the 60’s to today. Members include Shannon Tolliver – vocal & keyboards, John Helms – lead guitar, backing vocals, Jimmy Fawcett – drums and backing vocals, & Jon Flynn – bass guitar.
Bands will draw the line up at 6pm on Friday night and start setting up at 6:15. The Bay Area Battle of the Bands begins at 7pm and each band will play for 45 minutes. Crowd participation is a huge part of the judging. Plan on arriving before 7pm to get your seat and enjoy all the bands!

Sponsors include: Heartland Communications Group Ashland, Northwest Beverage Miller Lite, Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce, Deep Water Grille, South Shore Brewery and Dr. McGillicuddy.