(Uplift will headline Freedom Fest)…The local reggae group won that right last Saturday.
The 4-member band was voted winners of the Battle of the Bands held at Hot Rods and Beer in Holtville. Uplift consists of Ricky Aguirre on Bass, Gustavo Ibarra on Drums, Bryan Gonzalez Lead Guitar, and Jose Gomez Guitar and Vocals. The group will take the stage July 4th at 8:00 pm. The 24th annual Freedom Fest is held on the Campus of Imperial Valley College. Gates open at 6:00 pm. The free Fireworks show, synchronized to music on FM 107.5, starts at 9:30 pm. There will be concession stands, static displays and a lot more.