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October 16, 2013

Bands compete for opening slot for national act

BEAUMONT — Several bands will rock out this Thursday for a shot at opening for a national rock band later this month.

The Gig, located in the Crockett Street Entertainment District in downtown Beaumont, will hold a “Battle of the Bands” competition beginning this Thursday night. The doors open at 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17 and admission is $5 at the door for ages 18 and older.

This week’s competition features The Analog People from Houston, Skarn from Lake Charles, La., and local rock group, Simple Design. The second round of the contest will be held on Thursday, Oct. 24. The bands are still to be announced.

The winning group from the final round of the event, which is still to be determined, will get the opportunity to open for national rock act Saliva, which is performing at The Gig on Halloween night on Thursday, Oct. 31. Tickets are $20 in advance at all Florida Tans locations and www.outhousetickets.com.

Visit www.thegigbeaumont.com for more information.

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