Wakarusa Music Festival 2009

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The Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival is a premiere, grassroots event in the nationwide outdoor music scene that attracts folks from all 50 U.S. states and several countries. The 2008 event featured over 100+ artists, 5 stages and over 4 days of non-stop music and entertainment. This year’s event, newly relocated to beautiful Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, AR, will be held June 4-7, 2009.

There are two performance slots reserved for Sonicbids members. Selected artists will be compensated for their performance. Over the past few years, the festival has hosted over 50 Sonicbids artists. All genres are accepted.

Past Wakarusa performers include Cake, STS9, Leftover Salmon, Buckethead, Sam Bush, Galactic, Old 97s, Arrested Development, Wilco, Umphrey's McGee, String Cheese Incident, North Mississippi Allstars, Gov't Mule, Particle, Ozomatli, Junior Brown, Matisyahu, Neko Case, Son Volt, Widespread Panic, Ben Harper, The Flaming Lips, and Les Claypool and many many more.

Born in 2004 in Lawrence, KS, Wakarusa burst onto the scene with a diverse and eclectic lineup featuring over 70 artists. The 2004 bill piqued the interest of both devout and casual music fans alike. Fans that made the trip to Wakarusa left with unforgettable stories of the music and the beautiful surroundings of the Lawrence area. This year’s event will be no different as we head to our new home in The Natural State. Mulberry Mountain offers all the amenities of a well developed campground and is home to one of the most beautiful festival sites we have ever seen.

Wakarusa differs from other festivals of its kind in that it strives to keep the music at the center of the experience. Although camping, vendors, and many other attractions add to the event, the music is non-stop and at the forefront. Patrons can come for one day or all 4! Last year, more than 15,000 people attended.

Please note: artists have the option to submit to the Waka Winter Classic for an opportunity to win a performance slot through a battle of the bands. If you'd like to apply directly to the Waka Winter Classic, please visit the opportunity page at www.sonicbids.com/wakawinterclassic.