The Waka Winter Classic is a traveling music festival thatâ€™s making its 11th stop in Fort Collins this Saturday at 8 p.m. at Hodiâ€™s Half Note. The festival has made its mark in several states since Jan. 13, including Nebraska, Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas.
At each stop, a handful of bands compete in a regional talent showcase. The winner is chosen by fans and gets the opportunity to play at the fourth annual Wakarusa Music Festival this summer, a grassroots music festival held at Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, Ark.
â€œEach year since its relocation, Wakarusa has been graced by over a hundred world-class artists that continue to stir the musical interests of folks from all 50 states and beyond,â€ according to Wakarusaâ€™s website.
Post Paradise kicks off the competition at Hodiâ€™s at 9 p.m., followed by Mosey West, Twine!, Oak Creek and Good Gravy. Tickets cost $5.