8 off 8th - Road to Bonnaroo 2013 feat. Alanna Royale w/Dylan McDonald and the Avians, Grass Root Kids, Magnolia Sons, Schools, Sol Cat, The Young International & Linear Downfall
BMI, Bonnaroo & Nashville Scene Present
It seems like just last week that we finally found our way home from the sun-scorched fields of Manchester, Tenn.’s Great Stage Park — the 700 acres that for one long tune- and booze-laden weekend of every year we call home. And then, BLAMMO! Preparations for Bonnaroo 2013 have already begun. Earlier this week, the festival announced its lineup, and tonight, Mercy Lounge will host the first installment in their annual Road to Bonnaroo 8 off 8th series, wherein 24 local would-be ’Roo artists battle each other for one of three slots in the festival’s lineup. Round One will see performances from eight contestants: swingin’ soulsters Alanna Royale, retro-soul revivalists Magnolia Sons, ’70s-channeling pop peddler Dylan McDonald, indie-folk folks Grass Roots Kids, Bowling Green rock ’n’ rollers Schools, genre-smushing indie rockers Sol Cat, alt-rockers The Young International and self-described psychedelic experimentalists Linear Downfall. It’s a lineup that includes an awful lot of fresh blood, and unlike in years past, there are no clear favorites — your guess is as good as ours. Well, not quite as good as ours. We’re judges, so our guess counts for just a tiny bit more. Get there and pick up your audience ballot. As always, the 8 off 8th is free.
The Mercy Lounge
Show: 9:00 PM
21 and over