Elise Davis / Courtesy
Organizers of the On The Map independent music festival this week added several more artists to the 2016 lineup.
Singer-songwriter Elise Davis, a Little Rock native now living in Nashville, Tenn., will perform on opening day (March 24), while locals Witchsister are set to play on the second day of the inaugural event.
Fayetteville rockers Biq Flikkr and Tulsa’s Count Tu Tu will play an afterparty show on Saturday, March 26.
The bands will join an impressive first-year list that includes This Will Destroy You, Water Liars, Pallbearer, Bleached, Tristen, and several other artists.
Two-day passes are still available for $35 at OnTheMapFest.com. Single-day passes for Thursday or Friday are available for $25.
Organizers of the inaugural event are hoping to put Fayetteville back on the radar for national independent music booking agents who have mostly gotten out of the habit of sending bands through town since the closure of Clunk Music Hall and the original JR’s Lightbulb Club (see our original story).
The event will take some cues from Hot Springs’ Valley of the Vapors independent music festival, which capitalizes on the stream of bands who are headed back home (or continuing tours) after performing at South by Southwest in Austin each Spring.
Thursday, March 24 – 2016 On the Map Festival
Bleached (Los Angeles, CA) – hellobleached.com
Water Liars (Oxford, MS) – waterliarsmusic.com
Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires (Birmingham, AL) – thegloryfires.com
Mike Adams At His Honest Weight (Bloomington, IN) – honestweight.tumblr.com
Elise Davis (Nashville, TN) – elisedavis.com
Friday, March 25 – 2016 On the Map Festival
Pallbearer (Little Rock, AR) – pallbearerdoom.com
This Will Destroy You (Dallas, TX) – thiswilldestroyyou.net
Adam Faucett & The Tall Grass (Little Rock, AR) – adamfaucett.com
Tristen (Nashville, TN) – tristen.com
Witchsister (Fayetteville, AR) – witchsister4.bandcamp.com
Post-shows – 2016 On the Map Festival
March 26 – Tristen, Adam Faucett (solo) – Maxine’s Tap Room (details)