Young Illinoisians making music and competing to win free buttons from Busy Beaver

The Illinois Parks and Recreation Association organizes the Illinois State Battle of the Bands every year to showcase 120 teen bands, culminating in the Springfield finals where the first place band wins…custom buttons from Busy Beaver Button Co.!

In it’s eighth year of motivating young musicians, the ultimate Battle of the Bands is on Saturday, August 21 from 12-5pm at “The Shed” at the Illinois State Fair.

Lisle Park District Recreation Supervisor Mike Gianatasio writes,

We run this event each year because we know how hard it can be to give young bands a place to play.

Having buttons for the winning band is a huge part in getting that band’s name out there.  By having something as simple as a button with your band’s name/logo on it gives any young musician a sense of accomplishment and gives them a sense that their band is legitimate.

That translates into motivation to keep perusing their dream.

Click here for more info about the Battle of the Bands.  You can also check out Cheap Trick with Blondie on August 20 at the State Fair, with more info here.  And as always, you can order your own band buttons here.