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By Lightning Wins First Slot in Road to Bonnaroo 2012

Posted in News on March 1, 2012
Pictured:  By Lightning delivers a winning set at round one of Road to Bonnaroo 2012.
Pictured:  By Lightning delivers a winning set at round one of Road to Bonnaroo 2012. Photo: Drew Maynard

BMI, Mercy Lounge, the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and the Nashville Scene kicked off the 2012 edition of the Road to Bonnaroo competition at 8 off 8th on Monday, February 27. The diverse round one lineup featured Colorfeels, By Lightning, Toy, The Hollywood Kills, Quichenight, Sam & Tre, Laura Reed, and Brandon Jazz & His Armed Forces. By Lightning took the night’s top prize, clinching the first performance slot up for grabs at Bonnaroo June 7-10 in Manchester, Tenn.

Named the best new band in the Nashville Scene’s 2011 “Best of Nashville” issue, By Lightning released a new full-length album Left Hand Right Hand on February 18.