We Gotta Have That Funk

Here’s a riddle for you: What do Elton John, Kanye West, Skrillex, Frank Ocean, Wiz Khalifa and you have in common?

Oh, you know…just the opportunity to perform in front of ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND people at this year’s Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. But we’ll get to that in a second.

First, a little background info: Bonnaroo, which roughly translates to “a really good time,” is a four-day music festival extravaganza, featuring live performances by musicians of all genres. Each June since the festival’s founding in 2002, music lovers have flocked to Manchester, TN, to get their jam fest on.

Bonnaroo's Funkiest Dancer FlyerBeing a music and arts festival, Bonnaroo also features artists of different mediums–comedy, visual arts, gourmet food (yum!) and cinema. And this year, they’re finally including the best art of all: dance! (We’re not biased or anything…)

This is where you come in. Bonnaroo is holding a contest to find the “funkiest dancer.” They’re looking for someone (age 18+) who’s unique, original, raw and…well…funky.

The winner gets round-trip tickets to the festival (which runs June 12–15), hotel accommodations, VIP treatment, delicious free food, a $250 shopping spree and…drum roll, please…the opportunity to perform LIVE on Bonnaroo’s main stage in front of ALL OF THE PEOPLE. Pretty sweet deal.

Think you have what it takes to be Bonnaroo’s Funkiest Dancer? Here’s how to enter:

  1. Go to the contest’s website.
  2. Select a track from the “Official Funky Playlist.”
  3. Polish your funky moves.
  4. Click “Get Started” to fill in your info.
  5. Follow the Skype messaging instructions to submit your video.

The deadline for submissions is April 1. The Top 10 will be announced on April 15, and voting for the winner goes live on May 1.

Good luck!

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