After a year hiatus which saw Kanrocksas Music Festival’s home, the Kansas Speedway®, undergo a significant facelift, including major infield renovations and the opening of Hollywood Casino, festival organizers announced today that the festival will return on June 28 — 29, 2013.
So, basically, Kanrocksas will be back next summer. Mammoth Productions and co-founder of the fest Bill Brandmeyer are still involved, but promoter Chris Fritz is out, replaced by a company called Evenergy. No acts have been announced yet, but if you are the gambling type, you can buy $125 early-bird tickets starting next Friday, September 21, through the Kanrocksas website. If you wait until the general sale, that price hikes to $190, plus $50 if you want to camp. (There's no charge for camping on the early-bird special.)
The Star got a few interesting quotes from Brandmeyer on the fest; it sounds like they paid Eminem way too much money in 2011. I have a feeling that the twists and turns leading up to Kanrocksas: The Sequel are going to be just as fun to monitor as the original, so stay tuned, y'all.
Recently, the Bottleneck announced the lineup of Lawrence Field Day Fest. Expect to see local favorites such as Approach, the ACBs, the Sluts, and more. The two-day festival will take place July 6 and 7. And as with any well-planned, beer-soaked Lawrence event, there's a pre-show extravaganza at the Jackpot July 5. More information to come.
Johnson County Community College just announced the lineup for its Light Up the Lawn concert series. The free shows will take place on the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art's front lawn on Friday evenings toward the end of the month, each month, throughout the summer. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets (no alcohol; sad face). Schedule below:
"If I started up down there, it would be a First Friday weekend-only thing, and totally based around events, like three bands Friday, three bands Saturday," Peal says. "I have a huge booth in Cowtown to keep the idea alive, and they have bands that play every week, so it totally still fits the vibe we had going at Halcyon."
Silver lining to all this: Huge sale on Saturday starting at 8 a.m.! Plus, performances from Steady States and a few TBA bands.
Also, see Bonny and his baby discuss the band, the album and his old pal Joe here. SoundsGood, it's good to have you back, even if just for an hour.
Baliff, whack their peepees!
Excelsior Springs is so pround of Courtney's accomplishments