Maha adds Frontier Ruckus, locals to lineup

Maha Music Festival has rounded out its festival lineup with Frontier Ruckus and a slew of local artists.

The festival has added Frontier Ruckus, The Mynabirds, Conduits, UUVVWWZ and Universe Contest to the already-announced slate of Desaparecidos, Garbage, Josh Rouse, Icky Blossoms, Delta Spirit, Dum Dum Girls and Eli Mardock.

Frontier Ruckus is a Michigan band that will add to the lineup. The others are all locals, which makes the festival lean very area-heavy (8 of the 13 bands are from Omaha/Lincoln).

I guess it’s not a bad thing especially since local bands don’t usually drive ticket sales (sorry, but it’s true), but I was hoping they’d fill out those last few spots with more touring bands. I get the impression that it’s less because organizers weren’t able to do so than because they’re a non-profit and sponsor dollars dictate their lineup budget.

And, of course, The Mynabirds and Desa may be from town, but they’re recognized on a national stage. And Icky Blossoms should be/will be recnognized thusly soon.

The lineup, which is all but complete, keeps Maha as my top concert of the summer.

Full list is below, including who plays on what stage.

Main stage Local stage
Desaparecidos Icky Blossoms
Garbage The Mynabirds
Josh Rouse Eli Mardock
Delta Spirit UUVVWWZ
Dum Dum Girls Universe Contest
Frontier Ruckus Showcase winner (yet to be determined)
Conduits

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One Response to Maha adds Frontier Ruckus, locals to lineup

  1. Brad Hoshaw says:

    Good observation! I was thinking the same thing. Definitely a great lineup this year! In addition to the 8 bands with obvious Nebraska ties, Garbage founding member, Duke Erikson, is from Lyons, NE and Josh Rouse was born in Paxton, NE. Frontier Ruckus is an adopted NE band, because they’ve played here so often and have made so many friends in the community.