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KJHK’s Farmers’ Ball – presented by KJHK and SUA

April 6 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

KJHK’s annual Farmers’ Ball, presented by KJHK 90.7 FM and Student Union Activities

Semifinals concert: Friday, April 6, 2018 at the Bottleneck; doors at 7 p.m., first band on at 8 p.m.

Finals concert: Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the Bottleneck; doors at 8 p.m.; first band on at 9 p.m.

Tickets: $5 general public and $3 KU students with valid KUID,

KJHK’s Farmers’ Ball is a chance for bands from the Lawrence area to revel in the glory of bragging rights, new fans and cash prizes. A staple in the Lawrence music community for more than two decades, this annual battle of the bands is a mega showcase of local music talent. The event is co-presented by KJHK 90.7 FM and Student Union Activities.

KJHK and SUA continue efforts to make Farmers’ Ball an epic event. THE WINNING BAND RECEIVES $2,000, SECOND PLACE WINS $1,000. The finals round runners up will also receive cash prizes. THIRD PLACE WINS $500, FOURTH PLACE WINS $500.

All eligible bands must submit their music online, at http://www.kjhk.org/farmersball, by Feb 23rd, 2018. In a band or know someone who is? Submit your music today! Go to http://www.kjhk.org/farmersball for all relevant rules, regulations and submission information.

KJHK and SUA student staff will listen to and review all submissions, and narrow down the field to 16 acts selected for a preliminary online voting round. Those 16 bands will be unveiled at noon on Monday, March 5.

Online voting to narrow down the field to 8 semi-finalists will open at noon Monday, March 5 and close on Friday, March 16. The 8 semi-finalists for Round 1 of Farmers’ Ball will be announced on Monday, March 26th . Those bands will compete for audience votes at the live semi-finals show on Friday, April 6, at the Bottleneck.

Based on audience voting during the semi-finals show, 4 bands will advance to the final Farmers’ Ball round on Saturday, April 14 at the Bottleneck. An audience vote during that show will determine the winner and runners-up of the 2018 KJHK Farmers’ Ball.

Prizes for the winner and runner-up, announced at the Farmers’ Ball finals on Saturday, April 14th:
1st place: $2,000
2nd place: $1,000
3rd place: $500
4th place: $500


April 6
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM


The Bottleneck
737 New Hampshire St
Lawrence, KS 66044 United States