March 8, 2012
BMI Presents the Road to Bonnaroo: Round Two
Nashville’s Road to Bonnaroo competition is back and in full force. Eight second-round performers will compete during RTB 2012 on Monday, March 26 at the Mercy Lounge. With tight, three-song sets, Wild Cub, Five Knives, The Running, Tesla Rossa, Static Revival, Marquee Mayfield, Nikki Lane, and Evan P. Donahue 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. Earlier this week, By Lightning won the first round of competition, and with only two nights of competition left, March 26 and April 16, the stakes are even higher. 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.
Follow this year’s competition on Twitter: #Rd2Bonnaroo
MONDAY, MARCH 26
9 p.m. – Mercy Lounge
EVAN P. DONAHUE
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.
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.
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