Waka Winter Classic Concert / Music Festival Every year in January

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The Wakarusa Music Festival travels all across the country each winter in an ongoing quest to discover and showcase the best emerging bands and musicians. In Chicago, the festival comes to the Double Door as the Waka... ... read more

Waka Winter Classic Videos

Waka Winter Classic 2007 with Defined Perception and friends
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Waka Winter Classic 2007 with Defined Perception and friends 372 views
Wakarusa!! "The Seed" @ The Waka Winter Classic! 74 views
Waka Winter Classic 266 views
Waka Winter Classic (Starroy, Chillirose) 004.MP4 401 views
Waka Winter Classic - Antone's 112 views
Waka Winter Classic (Starroy, Chillirose) 003.MP4 943 views

Waka Winter Classic Description

The Wakarusa Music Festival travels all across the country each winter in an ongoing quest to discover and showcase the best emerging bands and musicians. In Chicago, the festival comes to the Double Door as the Waka Winter Classic on a day in January.

Since 2004, the Waka Winter Classic has featured a battle of the bands in which the audience selects the winner. Past performers featured at the Waka Winter Classic include Chicago favorites like Tonal Caravan, The New Old Cavalry, and Little Big Fat.

Every year, winners of the Waka Winter Classic earn a spot in the upcoming Wakarusa Music Festival lineup. The Wakarusa Music Festival takes place each year in spring on Mulberry Mountain in Arkansas. Aspiring bands can submit their samples online for the chance to take part in the concert.

Tickets to the Waka Winter Classic cost around $7 per person. After discovering the next big thing in music, soak up iconic headlining performances at the rock venues in Wicker Park and Bucktown.

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