Battle of the Bands to benefit food bank

Junior Ambassadors announces lineup for their annual Battle of the Bands event scheduled for April 13, at the historic Cain’s Ballroom.


The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma’s high school age advocacy group, the Junior Ambassadors, has announced the lineup for their annual Battle of the Bands event scheduled for April 13, at the historic Cain’s Ballroom. The lineup features up-and-coming acts, varying in genre from rock and roll to hip-hop. Joining the acts is local collective Henna Roso who will headline the show

The acts will compete in the categories of bands and singer-songwriters, with a People’s Choice and Judge’s Choice Award in each category. Audience members can vote for their favorite act with a one dollar contribution to the Food Bank. $1 = 1 vote = 4 meals to people facing food insecurity.

Judging the competition is Colleen Almeida Smith (Tulsa World), Abby Kurin (TFMAC) and Larry White (Larry White Management). Prizes include artist consultations with Martin Atkins (Pigface, PiL, NIN) and Brandon Autry (Sam Riggs, Chase Rice, Zac Maloy), performance video shoot courtesy of Bound for Glory Productions, show opportunities at The Hunt Club, and studio time at The Closet Studios.

Doors will open at 6:00 pm and music starts at 7:00pm. Tickets available now online or at the Cain’s Box Office located at 423 North Main Street in the Tulsa Arts District of downtown Tulsa. $10 advanced, $10 day of, $12 at the door.

Battle of the Bands is generously sponsored by:

The Albert & Hete Barthelmes Foundation, Mingo Aerospace, Crossland Construction, Zeeco, Z104.5 The Edge, OK Connection, Bound for Glory Productions, Brandon Autry, Martin Atkins, The Hunt Club, The Closet Studios and Tulsa Office of Music, Film, Arts & Culture.

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Line up:

Category: Bands      


Accident Artist

All for More

Florence Rose

Cherokee Rose


Category: Singer Songwriters





Established in 1981, the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma is the largest private hunger-relief organization in eastern Oklahoma. As a member of the national Feeding America network, the nonprofit distributed 24.7 million pounds of food and products through a network of more than 465 schools and charitable feeding programs in 24 eastern Oklahoma counties. For more information about the Food Bank visit or call 918-585-2800.

About the Junior Ambassadors

The Junior Ambassadors are a group of 9th through 12th grade students who are actively involved in the fight against hunger. The Junior Ambassadors engage in this fight by advocating, volunteering, and hosting special events all with the common goal of alleviating hunger in our immediate community.

If you have questions, contact or 918-936-4556.

About the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma

Founded in 1981, the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma is one of the largest, private hunger-relief organizations in Oklahoma. With branches in Tulsa and McAlester, it distributes donated items to 465 Partner Programs in 24 counties of eastern Oklahoma. Programs include emergency food pantries and shelters, soup kitchens, children’s feeding programs, senior feeding programs, veteran outreach initiatives and college campus pantries. In addition, the Food Bank helps raise public awareness about hunger and the role of food banking in alleviating hunger. For more information, visit; find us on Facebook at or follow us on Twitter at  

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