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KJHK’s 2015 Farmers’ Ball – April 18th and 25th, 2015 – Enter Here:

This year, KJHK and SUA blowing up its annual battle of the bands beyond recognition. THE WINNING BAND RECEIVES $2,000, SECOND PLACE WINS $1,000, THIRD PLACE WINS $500, AND FOURTH PLACE WINS $250. This year things are huge, so submit your music today, and read how this all works below.
  • You Must Submit Your Entry by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, March 5th, 2015.

  • The Process:

    1. All eligible bands and artists must submit their music via this online form by March 5, 2015.
    2. KJHK and SUA's staff will listen and review all submissions, and narrow the field down to 16 acts selected for the preliminary online voting round.
    3. Names of the 16 selected will be announced on Monday, March 23, 2015.
    4. Online audience voting  for the online voting round will be unveiled on Monday, March 23rd at noon.
    5. Online audience voting will be tracked and weighted accordingly along with staff voting to narrow down the field to 8 semi-finalists.
    6. The 8 semi-finalists for the live Round 1 of Farmer's Ball will be announced on monday, April 6, 2015. This will give the selected 8 bands just 2 weeks to get their fans to turn out to the live semi-finals show on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the Bottleneck in Lawrence, KS.
    7. Based on audience and judges' voting during the semi-finals show, 4 finalists will advance to the Farmer's Ball Finals on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at The Bottleneck in Lawrence, KS.
    8. Based on audience and judges' voting during the Farmer's Ball Finals, a winner and runners-up will be announced that night.
    9. Prizes for winner and runners -up awarded at Farmer's Ball:
    • 1st PLACE: $2,000.00
    • 2nd PLACE: $1,000.00
    • 3rd PLACE: $500.00
    • 4TH PLACE: $250.00
    *Prizes will be distributed within two weeks of the final Farmers' Ball event and all appropriate tax information must be supplied by winners to KJHK and SUA.
  • Who is Eligible to Enter:

    • Bands or Artists from anywhere in Kansas, as well as bands or artists from Kansas City, MO and its surrounding metro area.
    • All music genres are welcome.
    • No past first-place winners (and last year's second place finisher) may enter. New bands with less than 75% membership from a past winning band may enter.
    • Bands or Artists can be "signed" acts (we know that being "signed" is different now than ten years ago, so it's okay with us).
    • Bands or Artists must be able to perform in Lawrence, Kansas on both Saturday, April 18th and Saturday, April 25th, 2015 at any time after 8pm on both nights.
  • Ready? Complete the Form Below:

  • We only want this in case we'd like to promote your band leading up to the event - it's not required that you have a website.
  • All uploaded files must be mp3 format, maximum individual file size 10MB each, please.
  • All uploaded files must be mp3 format, maximum individual file size 10MB each, please.
  • All uploaded files must be mp3 format, maximum individual file size 10MB each, please.
    By checking this box, you, the artist and/or band agree to participate in the 2015 Farmers' Ball and its related selection process. This is a tough competition, and you certify that your heart will not be broken if not selected, and you trust KJHK and SUA to conduct a fair selection process, because that's all we ever care about with this thing. You also permit KJHK to help you out by allowing KJHK to use your material to promote both Farmers' Ball and of course your musical art as well, including the ability for KJHK to archive and air your music, to contact you to alert your band to future opportunities including but not limited to KJHK activities, but also other local showcases available to you throughout the year. If available, you certify to provide KJHK with a band photo, logo, and any other promo material you've got. By checking this box, you're telling us that this sounds just dandy.
  • Submit Your Entry

    Please click "Submit" only once, and be patient while your songs upload!

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