Ballard Center Presents Bfore B3 - Battle of the Bands!

Slow Ride Roadhouse

Lawrence, Kansas - Non-profit, Ballard Community Services is holding a fundraiser at the Slow Ride Roadhouse at 1350 N. 3rd St. in North Lawrence on Thursday, January 26th from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. Cover charge will be $10.00 and all proceeds will go to benefit Ballard Community Services agencies and their programs.

The event is called “Bfore B3 – Battle of the Bands,” which is a brand new, companion fundraiser to correspond with their main event, “Ballard B3 – Blues, Brews and Barbeque” held in September.

There are three bands scheduled to compete:
The Louisiana Street Band - Lawrence
The Mad Kings - Lawrence
The Billy Bats - KCMO.

There will also be three celebrity judges for the event - Josh Vowell of Josh Vowell & The Rumble, Justin Shelton, harp player for Josh Vowell & The Rumble and legendary musician Johnny I., who will be inducted into the Kansas Music Hall of Fame later this year.

This event will be the first of three “Bfore B3” events, and the winner of each round will be invited to perform at Ballard’s Third Annual B3 event in September of 2012.

Businesses or individuals who would like to sponsor one or more of these events, or individuals interested in volunteering can call Eric Logan at the Ballard Center at 842-0729 ext. 106 or email to


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