Battle of the Bands tonight for Capital Area United Way

The Capital Area United Way has reached about 85% of its fundraising campaign goal and hopes to hit 100% at tonight’s (Thurs.) 2nd annual Battle of the Bands being held from 6-9pm at the St. Charles Lounge in Pierre.

Campaign co-chair Jami Beck says the event features local bands The Sidehackers and Homestretch Band.

The winner will be determined by the number of votes each receives and Beck says there’s a few different ways to vote.

You do not need to be present to vote. Last year, The Sidehackers captured the most votes to claim the title of crowd favorite.

The Capital Area United Way supports more than 50 programs in Hughes and Stanley counties. This year’s “Be the Spark. Raise Your Hand” goal is $621,100.