Wakarusa Festival: May 31-June 3

Seems like only a few years ago we had a choice of only a handful of music festivals to get to attend.  There were the Coachella's, the Lollapalooza's, SXSW, Austin City Limits, etc.  Nowadays with the Summer season just to get underway music festivals have grown by astronomical numbers, one of the under-the radar festivals would have to be Wakarusa Festival (although it has been around since 2004), this festival continues to get bigger and bigger every year.  Although we wont be able to attend we will have a special guest blogger who goes by the name of AC Lao, he is one half of Michal Menert and will be chimming in with his two cents.  It also seems like our great state will be heavily represented this year with the likes of Pretty Lights, Michal Menert, Paper Diamond, The Lumineers, and Nathaniel Radeliff to name a few.  Check back next weekend for our guest coverage.

(photo credit: Rich Anderson)

The Wakarusa Music Festival is a grassroots festival nestled in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas where the beauty of nature synchronizes with the euphoric sounds of live music. Born in 2004, Wakarusa grew its reputation as a celebration of music with scenic backdrops at Clinton State Park near Lawrence, Kansas. After five years of perking the interests of devout and casual music fans alike in Kansas, it was time for a change of scenery.

2012 will mark the fourth year of Wakarusa on the marvelous Mulberry Mountain just up the road from Ozark, Arkansas. Each year since its relocation, Wakarusa has been graced by over a hundred world-class artists that continue to stir the musical interests of folks from all 50 states and beyond. If this is your first Wakarusa, prepare yourself for a magical weekend of music where the best artist sometimes is Mother Nature herself. [Via]