Entries are open for solo performers and bands wishing to compete in the Chautauqua County Fair's first "Battle of the Bands" showcase. The competition will take place beginning at 7 p.m., Friday, July 25 on stage in the Budweiser Grandstand. The contest is open to all genres of music. Music can include cover songs as well as original music. (All pre-registered performers must arrive at the fairgrounds, or have a representative of their band arrive at the fairgrounds no later than 6 p.m. for pre-competition meetings).