K’naan and other national artists not being enough, SaskTel’s annual Wascana Park music festival, Summer Invasion, is inviting people to their Facebook page to vote for a “local band or DJ” you want to see play.
As I write this, the frontrunners are Magnetic with 346 votes, Wild Uprising with 345 and Cricket with 330. And going up all the time. There are plenty of other options, too, if those don’t suit your fancy.
One option that doesn’t seem available — holographic Tupac. Not from lack of trying. Local musician Andrew Love even created a Facebook event to try to bring the rapper back from the dead in hologram form in front of the Legislature. Too bad for him, it seems the organizers don’t consider Hologram Tupac local or are simply West Coast rap fans, since they keep dropping his name from the poll.