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 March 18 at Mercy Lounge (1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN). Showtime is 9 p.m., admission is free, and ages 21 and older are welcome.
To view the next two contests’ respective lineups, click here.
To sample The Features, click here.