“We are proud to announce our 2012 jamband style March Madness Tourney. The winner is determined by answering one very simple question. You are at a festival & these two bands are playing at the same time…Which band do you go see?
Yes we understand that not all the bands in our 2012 tournament are Jambands. A better title would probably be “Bands Headlining & Performing at this Years Top Jamband Festivals Tournament,” but it just seems a little too wordy.
Seeds were handed out based on popularity & festival appearances throughout the summer. We don’t consider this to be a “Best Band of All Time Tournament.” We want people to vote based on “which band would you see right now if you had to make the choice?”
The reason we decided to do this again is simple: FOR FUN! We hope that it can, and will, stimulate friendly debate & conversation. The beautiful thing about music & art is that it’s entirely subjective. We believe that when it comes to music & art there isn’t a right or wrong answer.
So…Good vibes, enjoy the tourney, and go see live music!”
Tournament Voting Schedule
Round 1 ~ March 21-23
Round 2 ~ March 23-25
Sweet 16 ~ March 25-27
Elite 8 ~ March 27-29
Final Four ~ March 29-April 1
Final ~ April 1-7
Big Thanks! to anyone that has voted throughout the tournament. We have been extremely pleased with the turnout and all the positive feedback we’ve received. The Finals seemed to have surprised many of us, and moe. pretty much dominated from start to finish. The fact is that moe. fans hit the message boards and actively spread the word to their fellow moe.rons. Nothing was rigged, moe. fans just wanted it more.
Remember, upsets happen and that’s why we play the game. In my opinion this debate is what has made the tournament fun. Hope everyone enjoyed participating and we’ll begin work on the next tourney very soon. We are still sifting through ideas for our next tournament, so please share your ideas with us if you have any good ones.
On a similar note we are looking for some new Bracketologists (music fans to help brainstorm and seed the tournaments) for our future tournaments. We are accepting applications that will be voted on by the public with the winners joining our team. We will be announcing details on this very soon, but go ahead and start working on your resume.
Obviously we can’t please everyone and of course there is always room for improvement so please continue to send us your thoughts at TheHippieSeed@gmail.com.
The winner is determined by answering one very simple question. You are at a festival & these two bands are playing at the same time…Which band do you go see, and you must pick one! Round 1 begins today, end March 14th. View the Official Bracket and then vote electronically at www.JambandTournaments.com!
String Cheese Incident, Phish, Furthur & Widespread Panic
Umphrey’s McGee, Disco Biscuits, Dave Matthews Band & Allman Brothers
moe., My Morning Jacket, Yonder Mountain & Flaming Lips
Warren Haynes, The Avett Brothers, Franti and Spearhead, & Primus
It’s already been pointed out that all the bands in our Tournament are not Jambands. That true, but we thought “Bands Headlining & Performing at this Years Top Jamband Festivals Tournament” was just a little too wordy.
We also understand that some people will completely disagree with our seeding. Our goal when forming our brackets was to seed bands based more on public opinion and less on our personal opinions. We also wanted to keep this from being a Lifetime Achievement Tournament. We don’t want people to vote based on a band’s full body of work but “who would you see right now?’
The reason we decided to do this was simple: FOR FUN! We hope that it can, and will, stimulate friendly debate & conversation. The beautiful thing about music & art is that it’s entirely subjective, and usually it’s personal. When it comes to music & art there isn’t a right or wrong answer because it’s tied too closely to our feelings and emotions. What might move you, doesn’t move me and that’s ok.
So…Good vibes, enjoy the tourney, and go see live music!