The Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival (June 8-11, 2006) is a four-day foot-stomping party in the heart of the Midwest. Born in 2004, Wakarusa burst onto the scene with a diverse and eclectic lineup featuring over 70 artists. The 2004 bill perked the interest of both devout and casual music fans alike. Fans that made the trip to Wakarusa left with unforgettable stories of the music and the beautiful surroundings of Clinton Lake and the Lawrence area. In 2005, Wakarusa returned and quickly established itself as a premiere, grassroots event in the nationwide outdoor music scene. Attracting folks from all 50 U.S. states and five countries, the 2005 event featured over 80 artist, five stages and over four days of non-stop music and entertainment.
Here is the initial line-up:
Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Greyboy Allstars, Yonder Mountain String Band, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Keller Williams, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Gomez, The Mutaytor, Buckethead, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Railroad Earth, Bernie Worrell and the WOO Warriors, Perpetual Groove, Tim Reynolds, New Monsoon, Brothers Past, Assembly of Dust, The Cat Empire, Split Lip Rayfield, Pnuma, Lucero, MOFRO, Shooter Jennings, Camper Van Beethoven, Lotus, Andrew Bird, Shanti Groove, Yard Dog Road Show, Rose Hill Drive, Honeytribe featuring Devon Allman, Tea Leaf Green.
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