February 6, 2012
The Road to Bonnaroo: Round One Rocks Feb. 27
Nashville’s Road to Bonnaroo competition is back. Eight first-round performers will kick off RTB 2012 on Monday, February 27 at the Mercy Lounge. With tight, three-song sets, Colorfeels, By Lightning, Toy, The Hollywood Kills, Quichenight, Laura Reed, Sam & Tre and Brandon Jazz & His Armed Forces will each vie for a spot at Bonnaroo.
Presented by BMI, the Nashville Scene, Mercy Lounge and the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, RTB 2012 will send three bands to Manchester. Winners will be determined on three designated nights of BMI’s 8 off 8th showcase series: February 27, March 26 and April 16. To select each 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. 21-and-older are encouraged to attend; there is never a cover charge for 8 off 8th.
The 2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is slated for June 7-10, in Manchester, Tennessee.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27
9 p.m. – Mercy Lounge
THE HOLLYWOOD KILLS
SAM & TRE
BRANDON JAZZ & HIS ARMED FORCES
The 2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is slated for June 7-10, in Manchester, Tennessee. A four-day, multi-stage camping festival held on a beautiful 700-acre farm, Bonnaroo brings together some of the best performers in rock and roll, along with dozens of artists in complementary styles such as jazz, Americana, hip-hop, electronica, and just about any contemporary music you can think of. In addition to dozens of epic performances, the festival's 100-acre entertainment village buzzes around the clock with attractions and activities including a classic arcade, on-site cinema, silent disco, comedy club, theater performers, a beer festival, and a music technology village. For its peaceful vibe, near-flawless logistics, and unrivaled entertainment options, Rolling Stone magazine named this revolutionary entertainment experience one of the 50 moments that changed the history of rock and roll. www.bonnaroo.com