Friday Night Battle, June 15:
Friday Night Battle, June 22:
Friday Night Battle, June 29:
After a grueling three-hour deliberation, including a thorough review of thirty 2012 judging forms, we have our two Wilcard Bands! It was *not* an easy choice this year. As such, we decided to pick two Standby Bands for the 4th of July. While we have never had a band cancellation on the 4th (*knock on wood*), it's better to be safe than sorry. So many bands this year are worthy of playing at the 4th. Sadly... only two additional bands could be picked. The official 2012 Lineup is:
Semi-Finals, July 4:
Please note: Bands are not listed in performance order. That will be determined prior to the 4th of July and emailed to bands.
Also please note: One drum kit will be used by all bands on the 4th to facilitate fast turnaround between bands. Bitter Jester will put the five drummers in touch with each other prior to the 4th.
July 4 Standby Bands:
Standby Bands will be called in order if we have a cancellation or withdrawal by a band on the 4th of July.
Finals, July 4:
Finalists are chosen by the judges, who narrow the five semi-finalist bands down to two finalists.
Winners, July 4:
The Grand Champion is chosen by the audience via applause and cheering using the Official Bluegrass Decibel Meter!