Starts in 8 Days, 11 Hours

April 27, 2018 to April 28, 2018 8:00 pm - 1:00 am

More Dates

  • April 27, 2018
  • April 28, 2018

The Bottleneck

737 New Hampshire St Lawrence, KS

(785) 841-5483

US Air Guitar Championships + Lawsuit Models Record Release Party
Sponsored by KJHK, Torn Label Brewing Company
Hosted by 2013 Air Guitar World Champ Eric “Mean” Melin
The Bottleneck
Lawrence, KS
Doors at 7, USAG at 8
Lawsuit Models between 10-10:30

Performer Sign-Up is LIVE. ENTER NOW:

You have to see it to believe it. Come witness an historic event – Lawrence’s third official competitive air guitar show! Air superiority wanted to represent LFK. No guitars allowed. Last year’s winner CindAIRella went all the way to US Air Guitar Nationals in Washington, D.C. and placed second! This is an official qualifying competition that feeds into the Air Guitar World Championships in Finland.

Immediately following the show, Denver’s pop punk maestros Lawsuit Models, including Cameron Hawk (formerly of The Dead Girls and Stiff Middle Fingers) will take the stage with real instruments and rock the house to celebrate the release of their new album “Off the Pavement.”

A panel of celebrity judges — including Kansas Public Radio’s Laura Lorson, Ladybird Diner’s Meg Heriford, artist John Sebelius, SeedCo Studios’ Jeromy Morris, and KJHK’s Dylan Fox — will choose one winner from this show to advance in bracketed international air guitar competition. Winners from US Air Guitar shows across the country will be flown to a-yet-to-be-disclosed city in late July/early August to compete in the US Air Guitar National Championships for the crown of US Air Guitar Champion. The US champ will then be sent to Oulu, Finland later that month to represent the USA in the Air Guitar World Championships – Ilmakitaransoiton MM-kisat, where he or she will compete against national champions from all around the world.

Founded in 2003, US Air Guitar is the official Air Guitar Association of the United States and is responsible for operating the US Air Guitar Championships, official regional events, and specialized championships. US Air Guitar is devoted to taking our nation’s unofficial pastime out of the bedroom and putting it up on the world stage. US Air Guitar is an official member of the World Air Guitar Association.

In Round 1, each competitor performs to a song of their own choosing. In Round 2, the top competitors from Round 1 perform to a surprise compulsory song. In each round, contestants perform for one minute of a song and are judged on a combination of technical merit, stage presence, and “airness.” All guitars must be invisible. In each city, the jury is a panel of independent judges. The results of the jury cannot be protested.