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March Music Madness Events: The Ultimate Showdown Between Lawrence,KS and Topeka,KS


featuring Seuss Mace(Topeka) Dutch NewMan(LFK)
5v5 Topeka vs Lawrence


As spring breathes new life into the world, the neighboring cities of Lawrence, KS (affectionately known as LFK), and Topeka, KS (proudly referred to as Top City), geared up for an unprecedented musical showdown that set the stage to become stuff of local legend. Dubbed "March Music Madness," this event is not just a competition but a celebration of talent, community, and the unifying power of the Kaw Valley hip hop scene. Over three electrifying weekends in March, 32 artists from these two vibrant communities will battle it out for not just bragging rights, but for a chance to win cash prizes, a music video and the hearts of their hometowns.


What's at Stake:

At the heart of March Music Madness lies an opportunity for local artists to shine and rise. The event promises a hefty $500 cash prize giveaway to contestants, divided equally between Lawrence and Topeka participants. Furthermore, the two overall winners—one from each city—will receive an invaluable prize: a professionally produced music video that could catapult their careers to new heights. This isn't just a competition, It's a launchpad for local talent.


The Contenders:

The line-up is as diverse as it is talented, with genres ranging through the hip-hop spectrum, showcasing the rich musical tapestry of both cities. Lawrence brings to the stage an eclectic mix of artists Performing at Elmo’s Tavern, Yung Ched, LJ Dior, and TtristanstarR, while Topeka counters with heavy hitters performing from The Legendary Boobie Trap Bar. Artists like Chu Cho and APG Tone bring their unique sound and style, promising a series of unforgettable performances.


The Battle Format:

The competition is structured to maximize excitement and showcase the depth of talent across three rounds, leading up to the grand finale at The Bottleneck, where Lawrence and Topeka's finest will go head-to-head in a 5v5 clash featuring special performances by Dutch Newman (LFK) and Seuss Mace (TOP).


Preliminary Rounds:

- Round One (Sweet 16): Contestants perform two songs from their catalog. This initial round is all about making a strong first impression.

- Round Two (Elite 8): The stakes are higher, with three songs required, pushing artists to delve deeper into their repertoire (no repeats allowed).

- Round Three (The Final Four): Finalists can pull out all the stops, performing four songs, including two from previous victories.


The Rules of Engagement:

Respect is paramount. Participation is not only encouraged—it's judged. Punctuality, engagement, and sportsmanship are as crucial as musical talent. And let's not forget the fans; their energy, votes, and enthusiasm can sway the outcome, making each performance a collaborative spectacle.


Judges and Venues:

A panel of esteemed local figures and special guests, including Dre Logic and Dp of the Hands Team representing for Lawrence and Anthemous T Rocknrolla and Ghost judging in Topeka.

The venues—Elmo’s in Lawrence and The Legendary Boobie Trap Bar in Topeka—promise to offer an atmospheric backdrop to the fierce but friendly competition.


Why It Matters:

March Music Madness goes beyond the prizes and the competition. It's a testament to the vibrant local music scenes of Lawrence and Topeka, a celebration of artistic expression, and a beacon for community unity. It offers emerging artists a platform to showcase their talents, connect with new fans, and potentially kickstart their music careers.


A Call to Music Lovers:

This event is more than just a competition. It's a community celebration, Free entry means there's no barrier to enjoying the wealth of local talent on display.

For the artists, this is a chance to perform, compete, and connect.

For music lovers, it's an opportunity to discover new favorites, support local talent, and be part of something truly special.


As March Music Madness unfolds, the excitement is palpable. This isn't just about Lawrence vs. Topeka. It's about showcasing the heart and soul of Kansas' music scene. So, mark your calendars, invite your friends, and get ready to be part of music history. Let the madness begin!

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