The Third Annual Battle of the Bands is just around the corner in the Village of Haliburton.

The battle is a competition between bands and individual musicians to raise money for a concrete skate park.

Dysart et al Recreation and Programs Coordinator Andrea Mueller says the event has raised approximately 18 hundred dollars in each of the first two years.

Mueller also says that last year’s battle gave fundraising efforts a major boost.

She says $39,000 still needs to be raised.

Mueller adds construction will start as soon as Mother Nature allows.

The Battle of the Bands will be at the A.J. Larue Arena starting at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Tickets are $10 each and you can get them at the door.