Last week at Cicero's, the Illphonics triumphed over three bands and won a chance to perform at the music festival Wakarusa, which takes place from June 2-5 in Ozark, Arkansas. The show was the St. Louis stop of the "Waka Winter Classic," a competition in over twenty cities which uses audience-voting to determine which act receives an invite to the outdoor event.
According to Larry "Fallout" Morris, the hip-hop group isn't sure yet when exactly it'll be playing at the festival, which is headlined by My Morning Jacket, Ben Harper and Relentless7, Thievery Corporation and others. However, he's understandably very excited about the invite.
"We hope to spread our music to a wider audience with this, and any show we participate in big or small in the near future," he says. "People are slowly starting take notice of us and we feel this will be a major opportunity to not only to gain some substantial exposure but network with other bands big and small from all over the country. Wakarusa is well known for being one of the bigger festivals and we feel our music will receive a very warm reception."