Once again The Wakarusa Music Festival will make the rounds with its regional talent showcase. This year the Waka Winter Classic will hit 20 cities, where 4 or 5 bands on each stop will be competing for an invitation to perform at Wakarusa 2010 (with the winners in each city featured in a second contest on the Wakarusa website for an additional opportunity at the fest). Applications to be part of the Waka Winter Classic are now available at the Sonicbids site.

Waka Winter Classic Dates

Jan. 18 St. Louis, MO – Cicero’s
Jan. 20 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
Jan. 21 Chicago, IL – Kinetic Playground
Jan. 22 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
Jan. 26 Kansas City, MO – Crosstown Station
Jan. 26 Little Rock, AR – Sticky Fingerz
Jan. 27 Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic
Feb. 1 Athens, GA – New Earth Music Hall
Feb. 2 Tuscaloosa, AL – Jupiter Bar & Grill
Feb. 3 Baton Rouge, LA – Bogie’s
Feb. 4 Oxford, MS – Proud Larry’s
Feb. 6 Dallas, TX – Poor David’s Pub
Feb. 7 Austin, TX – Ace’s Lounge
Feb. 8 Stillwater, OK – Eskimo Joe’s
Feb. 9 Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
Feb. 11 Ft. Collins, CO – Hodie’s Half Note
Feb. 12 Denver, CO – Quixote’s
Feb. 12 Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck
Feb. 13 Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom
Feb. 14 Memphis, TN – Hi-Tone Cafe