by Robert Bell
As the Dec. 31 deadline approaches, your trusty Times staff will continue to beat the old showcase drum. So here we go: You still have time to enter the 2012 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase! That's right, if your band has been playing for 17 years or 17 minutes, you can toss your hat in the ring for a shot at glory and approbation and a drink named after you or your band and a spot performing on one of the big stages at Riverfest and a spot playing at the Arkansas State Fair and more great prizes that we don't quite have finalized yet, but which will, no doubt, be worth your time.
You can click here and upload your band info and tunes (we'll need four). That's probably the easiest way to enter. You can also fill out one of the handy entry forms that have been running in the Times print edition the last few weeks, clip it and send it to us with a CD.