June Breaking! Musicians Keeping a Beat through ReverbNation Opportunities

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Every month, ReverbNation artists submit for the opportunity to headline festivals, get featured in magazines & blogs, or receive airplay on some of the best radio stations across the country. Promoters then handpick their favorite artists for each opportunity — here are some of the highlights from this month’s selections. Increase your chances of being one of them and submit to an opportunity now.

Whiskey for the Lady and Jumpship Astronaut played the 2014 Wakarusa Music Festival

The Wakarusa Music Festival is one of the south’s premier music festivals and is home to artists like Girl Talk, The Black Keys, and Snoop Lion. The festival’s 2014 lineup included The String Cheese Incident, Walk Off The Earth, and The Flaming Lips.

Among these acclaimed artists were Whiskey for the Lady and Jumpship Astronaut.

Whiskey for the Lady understands the value of having a big festival name on their show list:

“The ability to say ‘We’ve played at Wakarusa’ will definitely help us continue to book larger gigs that we may have never had access to otherwise.”

Chris Bourland of Jumpship Astronaut agreed that this opportunity would open doors for the band

“We don’t always get a chance to attend things like huge music festivals when usually our focus is on finding time to tour and record. Having artist passes allowed us to meet and talk with some industry people we wouldn’t normally have access to.”

As an artist just getting their start, this provided the band with an inside look into the festival world; Bourland added that this is “very valuable information for a band just starting to tour and play festivals.”

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News: Wakarusa Festival Selects Three ReverbNation Bands to Perform

Back in November, we announced that through our partnership with Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival, bands could submit to play at this grassroots music classic completely free of charge for the first time in the festival’s history.

“An unbelievable amount of artists submitted to play at Wakarusa this year through ReverbNation,” said Brett Mosiman, co-founder and director of Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival. “We were blown away by the overall talent that we reviewed through these last few weeks. Only picking three artists was as difficult of a task as we’ve had.”

Listen share and like 4onthefloor, Sumilan and Eitch. They deserve it.

4onthefloor, self-proclaimed “stompin’ blues” band from Minneapolis, MN:

Sumilan, rock/progressive band from Athens, GA:

Eitch, she playfully describes herself as “altronipop” from New York, NY:

What will they receive?
– Compensation for their performance.
– Great exposure playing in front of more than 15,000 festival attendees.

Who will they share stages with? 
2012 Lineup: Pretty Lights ~ The Avett Brothers ~ Primus ~ Weir, Robinson, & Greene Acoustic Trio ~ Umphrey’s McGee ~ Slightly Stoopid ~ Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros ~ Girl Talk ~ Fitz & the Tantrums ~ Matisyahu ~ G. Love & Special Sauce ~ Ghostland Observatory ~ Big Gigantic ~ Antique Beats ~ Railroad Earth ~ Keller Williams ~ MiM0SA ~ and many more!

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Want to play at Wakarusa Festival? Here’s your chance.

THIS JUST IN!  We got together with Wakarusa Festival to bring you, the artist, the opportunity of a lifetime: for the first time in its eight-year history, Wakarusa is inviting artists to submit completely free of charge.

That’s right. If accepted, you get to play next to major label artists and enjoy 4 days surrounded by the beautiful Ozark Mountains at a festival that attracts more than 15,000 music-lovers from all over the world. Past legendary musicians include Wilco, Ben Harper, The Flaming Lips, Sam Bush, Cake, My Morning Jacket, The String Cheese Incident and many more.

“Wakarusa is about the music. We spend a lot of time and energy putting great regional talent on our lineup. Each year 20-30 slots are reserved for Waka Winter Classic bands and other young talents as a building block onto the national music scene,” states Wakarusa founder, Brett Mosiman. He adds that “[Wakarusa] is a great platform for bands to grow, and we’re very excited about our new partnership with ReverbNation as we continue to look for the best music out there; no matter how big or small.”

“We are very excited to be working with Wakarusa and providing our artists with such a great opportunity,” said Howard Han with ReverbNation’s Live group.  “In addition, we applaud Wakarusa for recognizing the financial realities bands face and their shift from a paid to a free submission.”

To learn more about how to submit to Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival click here:

About Wakarusa Music and Camp Festival:
Established in 2004 in Lawrence, KS, the Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival stands as one of the premiere, nationwide outdoor music events, lasting four days and attracting more than 15,000 people from all 50 U.S. states and beyond. Today the festival takes place in the Ozark Mountains, just outside of Fayetteville, AR, and is known for its eclectic mix of music. http://wakarusa.com

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