Monday one-upped the weekend as indie music fans filled the Mercy Lounge to help kick off BMI’s third annual Road to Bonnaroo on February 28. Chancellor Warhol snagged the first Bonnaroo spot after facing steep competition from Courtney Jaye, The Kicks, Heartbeater, Evan P. Donohue, Majestico, Kink Ador, and Tyler Bryant.
The contest is staged during designated nights of BMI’s free 8 off 8th showcase, as eight Nashville artists square off in back-to-back rapid-fire sets. A combination of industry judges and audience votes determine each night’s winner, who earns one of three slots at the 2011 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in June. The remaining 2011 Road to Bonnaroo dates are March 21 and April 18.