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Join us on Friday, June 7th from 6 pm – 9 pm for the Manassas Battle of the Bands!

Located in Downtown Manassas, this event will feature a Battle of the Bands at Harris Pavilion with multiple local bands competing! Judging the competition will be local musicians Deron Blevins (co-owner of Shining Sol Candle Co.), Ken Moorman (owner of Jirani Coffeehouse), and Billy Wiseman (manager of Three Monkeys Pub & Chophouse).

Performance Schedule!

High School Level and Garage Bands:

 6:00pm – Osbourn Park Jacket Jazz

6:20pm – Pomegranates on Fire

6:40pm – LaQuinn / Chronic Royale

Gig-Seeking / Professional Level Bands!

7:00pm – 1 Identity

7:20pm – Trae Sheehan

7:40pm – Trio 111

8:00pm – The Harden Blues

8:20pm – Mars Rodeo


More on our Judges!

Deron Blevins is one of the owners of Shining Sol Candle Company located on Center Street in Historic Downtown Manassas. An avid music fan, he started playing guitar at age 15 and by the time he was in his late teens (late 80s) his band was frequently playing the Northern Virginia music circuit where he performed both lead guitar and sang lead vocals. In the late 90s/early 00s, after a long break from playing live, he would go on to join the Manassas Baptist’s contemporary music group as bassist and occasional lead vocalist, this lasted about 8 years. These days while helping to build Shining Sol, he continues to add to his vast music collection of cassettes, CDs and vinyl – mostly focusing on Metal and Hard Rock, but equally a fan of bluegrass, 80s pop/rock and classic country. He will never turn down an opportunity to talk music if you catch him working the shop!

Ken Moorman– Founder of Jirani Coffeehouse in Manassas Va. Ken is a musician(Vocalist) and vocal coach. In his spare time Ken enjoys helping artist develop their gifts and to pursue their dreams.

Billy Wiseman– General Manager at Three Monkeys Pub and Chophouse. Lover of all types of music played brass instruments for many years.

Grab dinner to-go at one of our fantastic local restaurants and come to the Pavilion to support the talented musicians of Manassas, VA!

The downtown merchants will be featuring special activities and sales for the evening! More to come on what they will be offering!

The streets will be closed.
This event is free for the public to attend!

Participating Downtown Businesses & Specials!
*More to come*

Downtown Merchant Specials & Activities!
Prospero’s Books

Weinegar’s Sweets & Treats
Knock on Wood
Creative Brush Studio 
Crossroads Tabletop Tavern
Sinistral Brewing Company 
McCall Studio Gallery
Tummy Yum Yum Gourmet Candy Apples
Morais Vineyards & Winery / Aroma Wine Tasting
Drew Robertson Music Studio

Staying open late for First Friday!
Old Towne Man Cave
Totally Vintage Design
District Hemp Botanicals
Three Monkeys Pub and Chophouse
Manassas Clay
Travel Place Manassas
Calico Jack’s
Popcorn Monkey
The Things I Love

Offering online ordering for carry-out!
The Philadelphia Tavern


For up to date information about First Friday events,
Text: FirstFriday (all one word) to 888-777,
or click here.

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