Local Bands Compete to Play KANROCKSAS

06.29.2011– Kansas City, Kan.– The inaugural Kanrocksas Music Festival is reaching out to local musicians and giving them the chance of a lifetime with Wild Bill’s Local Music Showcase, a music competition giving local bands and deejays the chance to compete for the opportunity to perform at the Kanrocksas Music Festival. Local bands and deejays will perform at Wild Bill’s Steakhouse and Saloon located in Legends Outlets Kansas City every Friday and Saturday in July for the opportunity to share the stage with national touring acts at Kanrocksas Music Festival and to take home VIP passes with an additional cash prize.

A group of local bands will perform every Friday evening in July starting at 10:30 p.m. (9:30 p.m. on July 22) and deejays will perform every Saturday evening in July starting at 9:00 p.m. to compete to secure a spot on stage. Winners will be declared by a panel of judges as well as audience voting participation. Two final winners will be announced before the Kanrocksas Music Festival, including one winning band and one winning deejay that who perform on one of the three main stages at the music festival. Finalists who place in the top five during the weekly showcases will win festival passes and will be offered the chance to play on the “Camping Stage” presented by The Pitch, 103.7 The Dam, and 95.7 The Vibe.

No cover will be charged during each weekly showcase. The crowd will also have several opportunities to win official Kanrocksas Music Festival giveaways, including passes to the festival. After 10:00 p.m., each showcase is restricted to an audience of 21 and older.

Local Band Showcase:

July 1, 2011
• The Grisly Hand at 10:30 p.m.
• The Dead Girls at 11:30 p.m.
• Abandon Kansas at 12:30 a.m.

July 8, 2011
• The Beautiful Bodies at 10:30 p.m.
• Scott Allan Knost at 11:30 p.m.
• Soft Reeds at 12:30 a.m.

July 15, 2011
• Cowboy Indian Bear at 10:30 p.m.
• Signum A.D at 11:30 p.m.
• Queens Club at 12:30 a.m.

July 22, 2011
• The Atlantic at 9:30 p.m.
• Head Change at 10:30 p.m.
• Drakkar Sauna at 11:30 p.m.
• Maps for Travelers at 12:30 p.m.

July 29, 2011
• The Hearts of Darkness at 10:30 p.m.
• Evalyn Awake at 11:30 p.m.
• Approach at 12:30 a.m.

Local DJ Showcase:

July 2, 2011 – 9:00 p.m. start
• DJ Sugaeasy, DJ Phillo, DJ Soap, DJ Dizzy B, DJ Cash, DJ Ben Rich

July 8, 2011 – 9:00 p.m. start
• DJ Cynsere, DJ Smooth, SJ Brad C., DJ Hi Eye Q, DJ Rome Serrana, DJ Sun Jones

Kanrocksas Lineup: Bands and DJs will compete to play alongside the current roster of 24 acts confirmed for the Kanrocksas Music Festival. Headliners Muse and Eminem were recently named on the Forbes “100 Most Powerful Celebrities in the World” list. Kanrocksas Music Festival is one of only three festival performances that Eminem has planned for 2011 in the United States (full resource sheet available upon request).

Kanrocksas Lineup

Friday
• Eminem
• The Flaming Lips
• Bassnectar
• Ween
• Kid Cudi
• Ellie Goulding
• Primus
• Arctic Monkeys
• Jack’s Mannequin
• D12
• Fitz & The Tantrums
• The Joy Formidable

Saturday
• Muse
• The Black Keys
• A Perfect Circle
• Girl Talk
• Flogging Molly
• Cage the Elephant
• Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
• OK Go
• Best Coast
• The Black Angels
• Sound Tribe 9
• John Digweed
• Tinie Tempah
• Kerli

General Admission Tickets: General admission tickets are currently offered as one- or two-day passes. Both options include free camping and parking. Two-day passes are $179.00. Single-day passes are $99.00 through July 8, increasing to $109.00 through August 4 at midnight.

Source: Kanrocksas

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