This year, Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Festival is picking TWO WINNERS to receive $250 and a performance spot at the main event on 12/4 at the Congress Theater. To compete in the “Last Banjo Standing” event this year, visit cbbfestival.com and submit your band. No need to have to a banjo in the band, it’s just a catchy a contest name.
Between now and November 1st upload 2 tracks that you think are the hottest. Hopefully the voters agree with your choice. If you can handle the process to submit your band to Lollapalooza’s“Last Band Standing” competition, you can handle this. Because frankly, our contest will work in much the same way.
Vote once per day, every day, if you want to make a life-changing difference for some deserving artists. The online voting period begins on November 2nd and concludes on November 13th. Each e-mail address will be allotted one vote per day, so encourage your supporters to vote early and often!
As we approach November 13th the votes will be tallied and Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Festival organizers will choose 5 artists to play a battle of the bands at the Kinetic Playground, at which we’ll choose our two winners. He, Her, or They will be showered with praise and good fortune. This battle will occur on Saturday, 11/13.
Real Time Voting Results
Is your favorite band in first place? If not, maybe you should spread the word a little better. But there’s still time, unless it’s past November 13th.
About CBB Fest
From December 3rd-5th, Chicago’s favorite independent producers and worthwhile charities will host an eclectic tribute to the genres that started it all. From the cultish explosion of psych folkers Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros to the undeniable sexual energy of Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, the current derivations of roots music are alive and well. Yet the link to Robert Johnson is also alive and well, literally. 95-year-old David “Honeyboy” Edwards, Johnson’s lifelong friend and witness to his mysterious death, joins the bill as the oldest remaining Delta blues musicians touring today. Ending the weekend with a dub-infused dance party, Studio One legends The Skatalites help remind us how boogie-woogie became wobble wobble.
The Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Festival will offer a musical reprieve from the merciless Chicago Winter by adapting elements of a summer music festival to the historic and intimate indoor setting. In addition to nearly 30 hours and 5 stages worth of nonstop music, the weekends activities will also include a pickin’ circle, a live-art exhibition and indoor gallery, charitable raffles, film screenings, and impromptu marching band performances.