Local acts MAW and Drakkar Sauna will perform for the inaugural KU Common Music concert. The concert is the final event surrounding the 2013 KU Common Book, “The Worst Hard Time.” In addition to music, the event offers free hotdogs, popcorn, soda and water.
737 New Hampshire Street, Lawrence, KS, United States, 66044
$3 for KU students w/ KU ID, $5 for general public
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
1pm – Panel discussion: Radio in the Land of Digital
Featuring: Laura Lorson (KPR), Mark Manning (KKFI), Paul Chandler (formerly Alice 102), Mike Hannah (92.9 The Bull FM), and KJHK Station Manager Lucas Homer (KJHK 90.7 FM)
3pm – A Moving Target: Music Promotion & Growing Your Audience
4pm – Demo Dip: submit your demo to be listener to and review by music industry experts!