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Pfingst Animal Acres Park

17435 Brookside Blvd NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155

Doors open at 5:30 PM - Battles begin at 6:30 PM

King Youngblood - Winner

Ruby Vision - 2nd Place

Vanilla Abstract - People's Choice

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This event has been put on pause for 2024. We hope to bring you a new version of the event in 2025. 

Battle of the Bands

Get ready for an exciting summer event in Lake Forest Park! ShoreLake Arts is proud to present our 4th annual Battle of the Bands, a showcase of emerging & developing  Washington State bands.

The competition takes place on August 3, 4, and 5, 2023, and features a diverse range of music styles. In addition to great music, the Battles feature a 21+ Beer & Wine Garden sponsored by

Shoreline's Monka Brewing Co., food vendors, and a family-friendly atmosphere.

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the performances.

Don't miss this opportunity to discover new talent and support the arts in your community. 

All ages welcome (21+ in the Beer Garden only)

The ShoreLake Battle of the Bands aims to support the development of emerging musical talent in Washington State. The competition provides these up-and-coming musicians a platform and a unique pathway to build their musical skills and network with industry professionals. 

This event has been put on pause for 2024. 

Pfingst Animal Acres Park

17435 Brookside Blvd NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155

Enjoy a beverage at the Monka Brewing Co. Beer Garden

For more information about Battle of the Bands contact Program Manager Teresa Pape at

2023 Bands 


Beer Garden

A big shout out to Monka Brewing Co. for sponsoring the Beer Garden again this year. They'll be supplying us with some amazing craft brews during the concerts on all three nights. 

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Sasha Summer Cousineau

Owner of Revel Rouser Events, Sasha is a fundraising auctioneer, gala emcee, and event planner based in Seattle, WA. 


Food Trucks

Enjoy a bit to eat from a host of local food trucks.

Thursday, August 3

Delfino's Pizza

Tacos El Guero

The Village Perk

Browned and Toasted

Friday, August 4

Levantine Cuisine

Tacos El Guero

Kool Kidz Ice Cream 

Saturday, August 5

Delfino's Pizza

Tacos El Guero

Sugar and Spoon




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2023 Judges


Robert Lang

Robert Lang Studios

Robert founded Robert Lang Studios, Seattle’s legendary world class recording studio. He is the tech, creative force and visionary of the studio. Robert built it from the ground up using stone, marble and concrete giving it incomparable acoustics, atmosphere and killer drum sounds! The studio is home to thousands of recordings from local, national and international artists such as Dave Matthews, Foo Fighters and Peter Frampton. “If these walls could talk!”


Tina Lang

Robert Lang Studios Academy

Tina runs Robert Lang Studios Academy. “What better place to run a recording academy than Robert Lang Studios itself?” The one year audio engineering certificate program prides itself in offering hands-on training in a real working studio. Tina has been part of the music industry for decades. Besides managing RLS and RLSA, she has worked in marketing, sales, merchandising and promotion for Warner/Elektra/Atlantic Records. Her favorite part of the business is breaking new bands!

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Scott Markley


Drummer for The Mercy Ray and Managing Partner at Annex Room Studio.
Scott has involved in music as long as he can remember, starting the drums at age 13 after saving up paper route earnings to get his first kit.  Over the last several years Scott has been committed to drumming for their eclectic, frenetic, and downright fun band, The Mercy Ray.  Along with Rick and Heidi from the band, they are running Annex Room Studio in Lake City, a hybrid rehearsal / performance / livestream space. 


E. Pruitt


Award Winning Bass Soloist, Clinician and Composer E.Pruitt is a Native of Kansas City and a Graduate of the Charlie Parker School for the Performing Arts. A Winner of a number of Music and Bass Awards, including the "2018 Seattle Sound Music Awards" in the "Best Band" category. "E" has toured the US, Europe and Asia, sharing the stage with and opening for artists and groups such as B.B King, Gerald Albright, Norman Brown, Brian Bromberg, The Scorpions, Paul Stanley of KISS, Paul Reed Smith, Brett Michaels of Poison & Sir-Mix-Alot. 


Heidi Ray


I was born & raised in Austin Texas where I found music embedded in everyday culture. Willie, Waylon, and a whole entourage of groundbreakers in the music industry were my playground. My first concert was Hall & Oates at the Armadillo World headquarters, an infamous iconic Austin live music venue.

Landed in Seattle in 1995 fresh off the boat! Literally, off the boat- I was stationed in Seattle on the USCGC Polar Star an Ice Breaker that sailed pole to pole (Arctic to Antarctic). I was in love with the PNW and never went home.

I found like-minded musicians here in my new hometown and joined an all-girls band in 1998 and never looked back. Addicted to music and its healing properties I am currently vox and guitar in a local band The Mercy Ray. We won Battle of the Bands right here in ShoreLake back in 2020. I have enjoyed raising four children with my wife Renay and have a passion for people- life- and adventure. 

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