Rusk will Rock You! The Rusk Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a roaring “Battle of the Bands” on Saturday, July 1, at the Cherokee Theatre in downtown Rusk as part of the massive Independence Day Celebration.

This high-energy day-long event will feature some of the best live music in East Texas, as local bands take the stage, battling against each other. You’ll be able to cheer, stomp, whistle and vote for your favorite! First, second and third place prizes will be awarded to the bands that perform the best two originals and one cover.

Official judging will be by area music experts, plus there will be a “meet and greet” time for the audience to meet the band members and get autographs.

Advance ticket sales start June 1 for $8, available at the Rusk Chamber office. Hurry, though, if you wait until the last minute, tickets at the Cherokee Theatre door the day of the event, will be $10.

For more information, call the Rusk Chamber of Commerce at 903-683-4242, or visit the Chamber at 415 North Main St., Rusk, for your advance tickets.