Preliminary Bands Chosen For The Road To Roo

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Congratulations to the 16 Nashville-based bands chosen to compete in The Road to Roo presented by BMI, hosted by Lightning 100. The following bands will battle it out for a coveted spot on the 2016 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival lineup:

OJR
Daphne and the Mystery Machines
Stagolee
Omega Swan
Cosmic Coast
Kid Freud
CAPPA
Shane Piasecki
Carey
Trenton
KiND
BRUNS
The Cold Stares
Roots of a Rebellion
Heavy Sole
Jess Nolan

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The preliminary rounds will be held March 3 and March 10 at Acme Feed & Seed. Eight bands will compete each night. Fans must be present at the venue to vote for their favorite band to advance to the next round. Eight advancing bands will then play the city semifinals March 16 at Exit/In and March 22 at the Basement East. The final four bands will continue on to play March 31 at 3rd & Lindsley. The Tennessee state finals will be held April 4 at Mercy Lounge. Stay tuned for more information about the competing bands and The Road to Roo competition!