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Winner to open for Lynyrd Skynyrd
at LOST HIGHWAY Motorcycle Show & Concert
May 19, 2023, at POCONOS PARK

LOST HIGHWAY Tickets Start at $29.99–On Sale NOW

BUSHKILL, Pa. (March 30, 2023) – From the Roots™, an entertainment real estate and venue management company, is pleased to announce the Poconos Park BATTLE OF THE BANDS powered by DJ3N to provide opportunities for developing musicians, artists, and bands locally, regionally and nationally to play live at Poconos Park! Beginning today, bands from across the United States can compete virtually via the Poconos Park BATTLE OF THE BANDS platform by creating a profile at Participating bands will have the opportunity to build fans and earn prizes, with the winning bands serving as the opening act for various music festivals and events throughout the year. Poconos Park BATTLE OF THE BANDS is 100% FREE to enter! Go to for more information.

The first BATTLE OF THE BANDS competition winner will be offered the stage to kick off the Friday night lineup at the upcoming LOST HIGHWAY Motorcycle Show & Concert (May 19-21 at POCONOS PARK™ in Bushkill, PA). This show will feature the legendary Southern Rock band, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inductee, LYNYRD SKYNYRD, with The Marshall Tucker Band–both bands are celebrating 50 years of Southern Rock history. Open to both the public and the biker community (veterans and other groups of 8 or more eligible for club/organization discounts), general admission tickets for the festival start at only $29.99 and are on sale now!! For more information on LOST HIGHWAY, visit

Semifinalists will be determined by an accumulation of FAN VOTES, with finalists being selected by a stellar panel of music industry executives which includes John M. Oakes (CEO of From The Roots & POCONOS PARK), Brian Ball (CEO of Ernie Ball, Inc.), Adrian Robison (CEO of DJ3N and Producer/Drummer of RIAA Gold-selling band STRATA), Ron Rainey (legendary music industry executive, manager and record label founder), Rich Berkowitz (founder and CEO of the Sherman Theatre), Jen Shade (a 30-year veteran of Central Pennsylvania radio/co-host & news director of 105.7 “The X”), and Shelly Mullins (Nashville-based, multi-decade veteran publicist and manager for some of country music’s top artists).

“I have always believed in supporting artist development and we have a great platform to feature artists on stage to play live in front of new fans. The BATTLE OF THE BANDS platform, created by DJ3N, makes collecting fan votes and the band experience seamless,” exclaims John Oakes, CEO Of The Roots/Poconos Park. “I’m grateful for the longstanding support from Ernie Ball throughout my career–not only are they an amazing company whose guitar strings have been used by some of the greatest musicians in the world, but they have always made major efforts and investments (like BATTLE OF THE BANDS) to foster opportunities for developing musicians to play live at festivals.”

The LOST HIGHWAY Motorcycle Show & Concert, slated for May 19-21 at POCONOS PARK, will feature world-class entertainment, including headliner Lynyrd Skynyrd with The Marshall Tucker Band. The event will also feature daily activities, including charity rides from Pocono Mountain Harley-Davidson, motorcycle giveaways, bike games, a cornhole tournament, line dancing in the Party Tent, a Deadbeat Custom Clash Ride-in Motorcycle Show that will feature five categories of bikes (including Chopper, FXR/Dyna, Sportster, Bagger, and Softail) and Speed-Kings Cycle Showcase that will exhibit the best bikes from custom builders from across the nation in conjunction with the Motorcycle Art Gallery curated by Strati Hovartos at the intimate Lake House at POCONOS PARK. For more information or tickets, please visit

Ernie Ball is the world’s leading manufacturer of premium electric and acoustic guitar strings, bass strings, and guitar accessories. Our strings have been played on many of the best-selling albums of all time and are used by some of history’s greatest musicians including Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Slash, The Rolling Stones, Angus Young, Eagles, Jeff Beck, Pete Townshend, Aerosmith, Metallica, and more. For more information, please visit

DJ3N is a social platform that empowers creators and fans to deepen their connection with one another. DJ3N’s proprietary rapid Web3 self-custodial authentication lays the foundation for fair interactions and verifiable fandom. DJ3N’s vision is to remove the technological barrier of blockchain so that Web3 can finally be utilized by mainstream users. For more information, please visit the DJ3N Twitter page.

POCONOS PARK™, located only 18 miles north of Stroudsburg in the Bushkill Falls region near Delaware Water Gap National Park operates as a boutique festival site and plays host to world-class tours and productions, as well as special events. The complex includes two sizable venues: the Amphitheater at Poconos Park, a 10,000+-capacity, open-air amphitheater with thousands of seats near the stage and a beautiful grass lawn for thousands more to enjoy entertainment in the great outdoors (the amphitheater can also be converted to a 3,000 capacity, fully enclosed venue for year-round performances); and the Lake House at Poconos Park, a 14,000 square-foot banquet hall is located on a scenic 90-acre lake (the theater can seat up to 400 people for private events such as banquets, corporate retreats, weddings, etc., and serve as a facility for first-class VIP experiences for concerts, festivals, and other large events.) For more information, please visit

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