It's all about sole: On American Idol, the top prize is a recording contract and a hug from Ryan Seacrest. On Rock Star: INXS, the first prize is lead-singer duties with INXS. But at Journeys Backyard BBQ Tour, the prize is truly ultimate: more than $500 in cash and a year's supply of Converse shoes for each band member! The Westfield Mid Rivers Mall (northeast parking lot near Sears, 1600 Mid Rivers Mall, St. Peters; 636-970-2610) hosts the free Converse All-Star Battle of the Bands at noon on Sunday, June 18. Local acts the Marquette Weekend, Zamudio and TGL battle it out for high-top supremacy, although fans can walk away winners (of Journeys gift cards or Converse products) as well. Pro-skateboard and freestyle-motocross athletes hit the 60,000-square-foot skatepark until headlining band Hit the Lights takes over at 5:30 p.m. Best of all: It's free! Kristyn Pomranz
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