Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Bands Compete To Play Bonnaroo

Middle Tennessee favorites, The Features, handily won a spot at the 2009 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in the first of a series of contests co-sponsored by BMI, Bud Select, and venue partner, Mercy Lounge.

Dubbed The Road to Bonnaroo, the competition takes place over the course of three monthly shows at Nashville hot-spot, The Mercy Lounge, where each night, eight regional bands play three-song sets.

To select the evening’s top contender, an industry panel comprising local music journalists, bloggers, and 8 off 8th hosts will contribute one half of the verdict, while fan-voting through onsite ballots will determine the other half.

With winking bravado, The Features pivot between robust rock and roll and magnetic power pop.

If you are in the Nashville area, be sure to check out the next two contest dates, April 20 and May 18 at Mercy Lounge, 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN. Showtime 9pm, Admission is free; Ages 21 & up.

Competition Schedule
Monday, April 20
How I Became the Bomb, And the Relatives, Reno Bo, k.s. Rhoads, Pico vs. Island Trees, Mike’s Pawn Shop, Protomen, and AutoVaughn

Monday, May 18
Hotpipes, Shoot the Mountain, Elle Macho, Kindergarten Circus, Heypenny, Space Capone, The TITS, and Jacob Jones

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