Now in its 20th year, KJHK’s Farmers’ Ball is a chance for bands from the Lawrence area to revel in the glory of bragging rights, new fans and cash prizes. A staple in the Lawrence music scene for two decades, this annual battle of the bands is a mega showcase of local music talent. The event is being co-presented by KJHK 90.7 FM and Student Union Activities.
This year, KJHK and SUA will be blowing up Farmers’ Ball beyond recognition. THE WINNING BAND RECEIVES $2,000, SECOND PLACE WINS $1,000, and the runners-up receive great promotional prizes as well.
Based on audience voting during the semi-finals show, 4 bands have advanced to the final Farmers’ Ball round on Saturday, April 26 at the Bottleneck. Those bands are: Oils, Paper Buffalo, Psychic Heat, and Westerners. Set order will be determined on the day of the show. An audience vote during that show will determine the winner and runner-up of the 20th annual KJHK Farmers’ Ball.
Doors for the Farmers’ Ball finals open at 9 p.m. The first band will go on at 10 p.m., and the last band will finish their set at 1 a.m. Voting for audience favorites will be open from 1-1:30 a.m., and the final counts will be announced by 1:45 a.m. You must stay through the final band and be present for the 1-1:30 a.m. voting period to vote.
This show is ages 18 and up. Tickets at the door are $3 for KU students with valid KU ID and $5 for the general public.
Prizes for the winner and runner-up, announced at the Farmers’ Ball finals on Saturday, April 26:
1st place: $2,000
2nd place: $1,000
An interview with OILS
An interview with Paper Buffalo
An interview with Psychic Heat
An interview with Westerners