The four finalist bands chosen to compete in Hope's first-ever Battle of the Bands at 6 p.m. July 16th are:

Revail, based out of Lafayette, Ind.
The Fusion, based out of Columbus.
Caddo Parish, based out of Hope.
Smokin Jokers, based out of Columbus.

The bands will go on to compete playing 30-minute sets each. Judging will be based on stage presence, overall sound, song choice, and fan/crowd reaction for each band.

Special judges will be Jerry Benson from Discovery TV's "Moonshiners" and Night Owl Country Band.

Watch this space in the coming days for more information about the bands and upcoming competition!