The Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase finals drew more than 700 people during the night at The Revolution Music Room on Friday. The crowd came to see five original music bands all put on strong shows in their quests to be 2007's best original music band in Arkansas.
Tonight, the winner will be announced at Sticky Fingerz, where the first five semifinal rounds were held. The festivities will start at 7 p.m. All the bands are receiving nice Showcase t-shirts created by HipSwayUSA. The winning act will receive a $300 gift certificate from Jacksonville Guitar, dinner for the band at Trio's Restaurant, recording time at Blue Chair Studio in Cabot, a photo shoot with the Times photographer Brian Chilson, four cases of Red Bull (that should keep them up a while) and the coveted guaranteed slot in Riverfest.
Admission is free. It's karaoke night at Sticky's, and the singalong will start not long after the announcement of the winner.