Space Capone claimed top prize in last night’s fourth and final 2010 Road to Bonnaroo competition at the Mercy Lounge, securing the last performance slot for Bonnaroo 2010, held in Manchester, TN, June 10-13. The contest, sponsored by BMI, Mercy Lounge, Yuengling, Camping World, and the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, has featured the best of Nashville’s indie crop and was staged during designated nights of BMI’s free 8 off 8th showcase, during which fans and a panel of judges voted to determine the winner. Ultimately, four Nashville acts earned spots at the 2010 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival: The Non-Commissioned Officers, How I Became the Bomb, Caitlin Rose, and Space Capone edged out 28 other bands.
Space Capone has cultivated a devoted Nashville following via their 21st-century take on pulsing 70’s funk and R&B. A longtime favorite of the southeast, Space Capone’s acclaimed live show is the spiked finishing touch to the Road to Bonnaroo winners’ circle, which promises to complement Bonnaroo’s good-times sonic gumbo.
The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is a four-day, multi-stage camping festival held on a beautiful 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee every June. 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.
About 8 off 8th
BMI proudly presents “8 off 8th,” the free weekly showcase held 9 p.m. every Monday at Nashville music venue Mercy Lounge (1 Cannery Row, off 8th Avenue South). Hosted by a rotating lineup of music community impresarios, each night features eight local (and sometimes nationally touring) artists and serves as ground zero for Nashville’s bourgeoning indie rock scene. Whether it’s launching fledging acts fresh out of the garage or showcasing the latest buzz bands, 8 off 8th’s rapid-fire three-song sets satisfy audiences chasing the next big thing.