Battle of the Bands for Homeless Vets

Red Bank Elks Motorcycle Committee is raising money for homeless Veterans in the Red Bank area January 13, 2018 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Red Bank Elks Lodge. This unique live performance event will highlight “Real Music by Real Musicians” – an ethos Prince consistently championed throughout his life, creative works, and incendiary live performances. Seven local bands have been selected to participate in this event to battle it out to be named Red Bank’s Hottest Band 2018. The ticket price is $15.00 after January 5th. Tickets can be purchased at the door, at the lodge, or by emailing There will be a bar menu available and drink specials. This is a 21 and over event and indoors. You can find out more information by going to or Red Bank Elks Motorcycle Committee Facebook page

Red Bank Elks Motorcycle Committee has brought in local businesses as sponsors. Our Headlining sponsor is Van Brunt Logistics owned and operated by Anthony Scocco, a local Red Bank Elk. He will be supplying the 500 prize money for the event. We have 2 Keynote Sponsors: World Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge, Ram of Shrewsbury and Queen Vacuum a local carpet care company in Red Bank. Working together the Elks Motorcycle Committee is able to host an event where all the proceeds can go to homeless Veterans. This event will not only host amazing sponsors, it will also have some amazing well known judges to help name the best band of 2018:  John DiStasio from Slip Mickey, Chuck the manager of Light My Fire, Anthony LePre a Red Bank Elk, and Beth Kallareo from Van Brunt Logistics. We do currently have one Judge position open, we are hoping to bring in Dan Prestup the drummer from Rock of Ages and Midnight Eternal, but if you are interested please email The band lineup is as follows: The Dirty Shine playing blues, soul and rock; VyntEdge playing classic rock from the 60s-90s; The Slims playing funk and pop; Cigar Box Stompers playing blues; Shut Up Gus playing rock, pop and country; Careless Rapture playing rock; Me and the 3 Others playing rock. The judging is separated into 3 main categories: 1. Appearance and crowd pleasing 2. Sound 3. Crowd noise at the end of the night one band will be named Red Banks hottest band for 2018 presented with a large trophy, each member will be presented with a small trophy and a 500.00 check. The winning band will be invited to come back in 2019 to protect their title.

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