Local bands fight for a spot on the festival stage.
Friday, Jan. 24 –
Each year, the Waka Winter Classic tour travels across the United States in search of top bands and musicians to play at the Wakarusa Music Festival. This year, the tour stops at Cain’s Ballroom where five bands – Brujoroots, Bowlsey, Ripple Green, Jumpship Astronaut and Skytown – will leave all their talent on the stage in hopes to have the most votes at the end of the night, securing their spot in this year’s festival. Enjoy the Latin-Funk-Fushion dance party that is Brujoroots, a Tulsa based band; Experience the fearlessness Bowlsey offers as they rap over pop-tracks and soulful ballads; Hear from the three brothers of Ripple Green whose style has been described by Derek Brown of the Flaming Lips as “similar in feel to the Red Hot Chili Peppers but stripped of the macho-ness;” Dance to Jumpship Astronaut’s upbeat and euphoric sound that blends nicely the rhythms of dance, electronica and rock; and let Skytown, a Tulsa based, acoustic driven rock band, sooth your soul. Experience all five performances for $5 only and vote for the team most deserving of a trip to this year’s Waka Winter Festival. For more information, visit www.cainsballroom.com