The first Battle of the Bands for YouthFest '14 took place January 31. Bands have two more opportunities - February 28 and April 25. Solo artists compete on March 21. Competitions are held at The Studio, 45449 W Severn Way #165 in Sterling. Tickets are $5 at the door. Winners advance to the finals on May 17 at the Tally Ho in Leesburg. The winner of the final competition will open for the headliner at YouthFest '14 on June 21 at the OneLoudoun amphitheater. For more information and to register for a competition, visit www.loudounteens.org.