Grateful Web's 2013 Wakarusa Preview: Day 2

We’re about an hour away from kicking off the music here on the second day of the tenth annual Wakarusa Music Festival at Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, Ark.

After a rough first day of shows getting rained out and mud EVERYWHERE, I have high hopes that things will start to dry out at least by the time we leave Monday. Right now it’s pretty overcast, but I haven’t seen any rain yet. If you’re just heading out to the Mountain, make sure to bring shoes and clothes that you don’t mind covering in up to a foot of mud, which is what the conditions are like in some parts of the festival grounds.

If you can get over the conditions, there is some awesome music awaiting you today. Here’s what I’m most looking forward to:

I’ll probably start my day with AFROLICIOUS, playing the Outpost Tent at 1:00 p.m. This live/electronic band is a perfect way to start the day party, so if you don’t have something to start your day I suggest you start there.

After that show I will need to eat, and there are a of great options along the festival grounds. I’ll probably take my food and head on to BUFFALO KILLERS, playing at the Backwoods Stage at 3:00 p.m.

This next slot of time may be the worst of the whole festival in my opinion: at 5:00 p.m. Of Monsters and Men will be playing the Revival Tent, then at 5:30 p.m. The Motet, who killed it last night, will be playing the Outpost Tent and SOJA, who I discovered and love from last year, will be playing the Main Stage. I’m going to try to make all three, but no promises. Any of these three shows will be a great time, though.  I’ll probably try to end at The Motet because Yo Momma’s Big Fat Booty Band comes on right after at 7:00 p.m., and that will be a great time, also.

At 7:45 p.m. ZZ Ward will be playing the Backwoods Stage and Umphrey’s McGee, obviously a must-see, will be playing the Main Stage.

At 10:30 p.m. I will head to BoomBox at the Outpost Tent, a favorite of mine since I saw them late-night at Bonnaroo a few years ago and always an awesome dance party.

At 12:15 a.m., STS9 will play a second set and hopefully get to rock out this time uninterrupted by the weather. That show will be in the Revival Tent instead of the Main Stage, too, which should make for more of an intimate feel.

Finally, I will probably end my night with Galactic at 2:30 a.m. in the Revival Tent. A long day of awesome music, Friday will hopefully shape up to be an awesome day out here on the Mountain. Hope to see you here!

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