Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival 2008

Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival leaving Lawrence for Arkansas
Camping and music event attracted thousands every year to Clinton Lake
12:40 p.m., December 10, 2008 Updated 12:00 a.m.
The Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival is leaving Lawrence for a new home in northwest Arkansas, organizers for the festival announced Wednesday.
Video: Hoop Dancing at Wakarusa

Members of Kaivalya Hoop Dancers teach hoop dancing in one of their daily sessions at Wakarusa Music & Dance Festival Saturday. Watch »

Video: Thousands gather for day two of WakFest

Clear skies were a welcomed sight for thousands gathered at Clinton Lake for the fifth annual Wakarusa Festival. Watch »

Video: Dead Man Flats at Wakarusa 2008

From left, are Hank Osterhout, Matt Stambaugh, Pat Watt and Alex Law are Dead Man Flats. They all met growing up near Hutchinson, where they started their band. Now they all live in Lawrence. Watch »

Video: Brent Berry at Wakarusa 2008

Brent Berry of the Brent Berry Band out of Taos, N.M., formerly the Brent Berry Roots Crew from Lawrence (a longtime local favorite). Watch »

Video: 2008 Wakarusa Video Portraits

Susan Casebeer, of Lindsborg, Kan. Watch »

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More Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival 2008
Jefferson County commissioners postpone action on Wakarusa Fest move
01:50 p.m., October 27, 2008 Updated 04:36 p.m.
Plans to move the Wakarusa Music Festival from Clinton Lake to a rural Jefferson County ranch are still up in the air.
Wakarusa Fest may not play on
Organizer compares music festival with Manhattan event, claims discrimination
August 10, 2008
Lawrence may have partied at its last Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival. Festival promoter Brett Mosiman has accused the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks of bigotry and said he won’t return the festival to Clinton State Park unless the department changes how it treats the event and its largely “hippie” crowd. “The situation reeks of discrimination,” Mosiman said.
6News video: After festival, cleanup begins
June 9, 2008
It’s a sure sign that the Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival is over: earlier today, the volunteers lined up and the trash piled up at the Clinton Lake campgrounds as cleanup efforts hit full swing.
Several acts cancelled on final day of Wakarusa Festival
June 8, 2008
Sunday night’s pelting of rain and hail caused the cancelation of the majority of Wakarusa headliners scheduled past 6 p.m.
6News video: Wakarusa winds down
June 8, 2008
The fifth annual Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival winds down tonight. But this afternoon large crowds enjoyed the sunshine and great music of several bands.
6News video: Wakarusa, Day 4
June 8, 2008
Check out scenes from the last day of the 2008 Wakarusa Festival.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning expires
Rains Delay Wakarusa Performances
06:20 p.m., June 8, 2008 Updated 08:45 p.m.
Rains wash out shows at Wakarusa and Douglas County is under severe thunderstorm watch until 8 p.m.
6News video: Thousands gather for day two of WakFest
June 6, 2008
Clear skies were a welcomed sight for thousands gathered at Clinton Lake for the fifth annual Wakarusa Festival.
Wakarusa fans dry out, prepare for Day 2
June 6, 2008
Late night storm fails to dampen spirits.

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