Think Ames logo


Forte Studios Battle of the Bands Receives 2017 Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau Community Grant

Forte Studios will present the second Battle of the Bands in downtown Boone on Saturday, September 23, 2017. This musical band competition is designed to help amazing Midwest undiscovered music talent succeed! A wide range of musical diversity is in the band line-up, with the previous year’s competition highlighting country, rock, blues, alternative rock and metal performances. Grant funds will be used for operating costs associated with the event. For more information, visit

About the Ames Convention & Visitors Community Grant Program:
The Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau awarded $80,150 in funding on behalf of their Community Grant Program to assist local businesses and organizations in promoting and implementing 24 special events and programs in the Ames area for 2017. Each grant was awarded according to its intent to attract new visitors to the Ames area, enhance visitor experiences and improve the quality of life for area residents. With this latest addition of grant recipients, the Bureau’s Community Grant Program has awarded more than $550,000 to help fund nearly 230 events and projects throughout the area since its establishment in 2007.


For more information, contact:
Angela Davidson
Administrative Services
Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau


Submitted by the Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau

Back to News