Over the past few weeks, we’ve been learning more and more about the lineup for Wakarusa 2013.
Two rounds of artist announcements have been released and a third and final round is set for this Thursday (Jan. 17).
Later this month, Fayetteville folks will have a hand at choosing at least one local band to grace a Wakarusa stage.
Five local bands will compete in the Waka Winter Classic, a battle-of-the-bands style event set for Friday, Jan. 25 at George’s Majestic Lounge. The audience in attendance that night will choose a winner to determine which band will perform at Wakarusa this summer.
This year, locals Groovement, Space Camp, Cadillac Jackson, Flipoff Pirates, and Revolution Butterfly will compete for the coveted slot. Cadillac Jackson actually won the competition last year, and we know that Groovement has played Wakarusa at least once.
As far as we know, the other three bands would be making their first appearance at the festival if they were to win “the classic.”
Who do you think will win?
Waka Winter Classic Tour
Jan. 10 – Denver, CO – Cervantes’ Other Side
Jan. 11 – Ft. Collins, CO – Hodi’s Half Note
Jan. 12 – Chicago, IL – Double Door
Jan. 18 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House
Jan. 19 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
Jan. 25 – Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic Lounge
Jan. 26 – Little Rock, AR – Stickyz
Jan. 31 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
Feb. 1 – Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom
Feb. 2 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
Feb. 7 – Austin, TX – Antone’s
Feb. 9 – Dallas, TX – Trees
Feb. 14 – Memphis, TN – Hi-Tone Café
Feb. 15 – Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
Feb. 15 – Birmingham, AL – WorkPlay
Feb. 16 – Athens, GA – New Earth Music Hall