I’m coming up on my fourth Wakarusa, and it’s hard to put into words exactly what I’m the most excited about because I just come into the festival KNOWING I’m going to have a great time. Each and every year the festival grows, and I can’t wait to see what all is on-site for the 10th festival, taking place on Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, Ark. May 30 to June 2.
Here are the top five things you can expect from the festival:
1. Classics from your favorite artists
During the early 1990s while growing up in middle America I was making the transformation from teenager to adult. My personal changes were not unlike what the country in general was going through. The awkward years of George Bush gave way to the prosperous reign of President Clinton. During this time there was another interesting transition going on in popular music and culture. The dominant days of hair metal bands were fading (like my stone-washed jeans), and the glam gave way to grunge which ushered in a new era of rock n' roll.
Just a week before Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, Arkansas is stormed with wild country music fans for the Thunder on the Mountain music festival, the same valley will be filled with the likes of us: hippies, high-fivers, costumed, raging, party-hardy music lovers. Wakarusa. It’s coming and it’s going to be better than last year. IT’S THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY for god’s sake!
Austin, Texas was the final stop on Umphrey’s McGee’s nine-date southern run. What a great city to end the tour in as well. Stubb’s BBQ is an outdoor backyard style venue in the middle of downtown.The band had been hyping the 420 show via their social media networks for weeks and they didn’t disappoint.
Umphrey's McGee and STS9 are proud to announce a summer tour for the ages. Uniting for an extended co-bill tour for the first time in five years, this thrilling collaboration will visit some of the finest amphitheaters and concert venues this (east) side of the Mississippi (except St. Louis if you're paying attention). Each band will perform a long-form modern music concert each night, promising an experience to behold for your mind expanding musical enjoyment.
Umphrey's McGee southern tour wraps up this week with a two-night stand in Fayetteville, Arkansas rounded out by two nights in the Lonestar State--Dallas on Friday and Austin Saturday night. Tickets are still available for all four shows, but moving fast.If you can't join UM in person in Austin, the band is pleased to stream the event directly into your living room via a live pay-per-view webcast.