North Vs. South Festival in Lawrence, Kansas this week

Looking for a rock and roll road trip? Twin Cities bands are battling Austin, Texas bands in downtown Lawrence, Kansas, this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday during the fourth annual

North Versus South Festival

. Read

Chuck Terhark's account

of last year's festival, then pack a cooler. Bands include the Meat Purveyors and Charlie Parr on Thursday, Little Man and Moonlight Towers on Friday, and Grand Champeen, Grant Hart, Chooglin', and Superhopper on Saturday--plus a couple dozen other bands. Directions from Minnesota: Take I-35 into Kansas City and hook up with I-70 West; go bout 38 miles to the East Lawrence exit, pay your $1.40 and go down to the traffic light and turn left; proceed about 2-3 miles into downtown Lawrence; cross the Kansas River bridge and make a quick left and then right and you will be on Massachusetts Street (like the Main street or High Street); cruise down to 10th and Mass and you will be in the center of North Versus South.

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