Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild has just announced that they will kick-off this year’s Fall Festival with a concert set for Friday, October 3rd at Bicentennial Stage in downtown Asheboro. The concert will be headlined by the winner of an online Battle of the Bands competition just launched on the organization’s Facebook page. (

According to Executive Director Derrick Sides “The decision to shift from the tradition of the Fall Festival parade was a tough one but we feel that this transition will help expand and enhance the the focus of the event. Ultimately we want to give the citizens of Randolph County opportunities to experience and participate in the arts.” To achieve this goal the Randolph Arts Guild is currently hosting an online Battle of the Bands to select the act to perform that Friday. “We want to both give the opportunity for a local act to perform and the opportunity for the community to give their input on the kind of music they want to see.”  

The Fall Festival Battle of the Bands contest is open to any band with a connection to Randolph County. Acts are asked to visit the Randolph Arts Guild Facebook page ( to submit a link to a YouTube video of their group performing. The community is asked to visit the same page to vote for their favorite band. Voting begins August 1st. The contest runs now through August 15th.  The winning band will get to headline the Oct. 3rd concert and will receive $500.             

For more information call 336-629-0399 or visit