Five teen bands from Chicago and the suburbs hoping for a chance to play at the Illinois State Fair took to the stage at Algonquin Founders' Days for the regional finals of the Illinois Teen Battle of the Bands.
The competition was among the highlights Sunday of the final day of the 54th annual Founders' Days.
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The regionals Sunday, presented by the Illinois Parks And Recreation Association Teen Committee, pitted bands that had won local competitions closer to their homes playing for an opportunity to perform downstate Aug. 16.
"This is a middle stop to the big time," said Kent Miller, president of Algonquin Founders' Days.
The five bands competing Sunday were Captain Scurvy & The Scumdawg Millionaire$, winners in Des Plaines competition; The Choice, winners in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago; Bloomingdale competition winner Jaded State, Buffalo Grove competition winner Farsighted, and Oak Park competition winner, Bright Abyss.