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Local artist has shot at Super Bowl

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

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Kevin Crafton
Much like Super Bowl is not 40 miles away every year, it is not often that a musician from Greencastle has a chance to open for the likes of The Roots and Jane's Addiction.

For Greencastle singer-songwriter Kevin Crafton, these two unlikely scenarios could come together in a single day.

Crafton and his band The High Tides are part of a Rolling Stone contest at do317.com that will land one lucky Indiana band the opening slot at the magazine's Super Bowl party in downtown Indianapolis.

"It's a great opportunity for a small, local band," Crafton said.

Fans of more than 220 Indiana-based bands have the chance to vote for their favorite hometown artists to be the opening act at do317.com/rollingstonecontest.

Voting began Monday morning and will continue through 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29. Fans can vote just once a day and must do so by registering an email address at do317.com.

As of late Tuesday evening, Kevin Crafton and the High Tides had 126 votes, a far cry from the leading band's total of 709. However, Crafton expressed his appreciation for any support the group receives from the fans.

"I teared up (Monday) night at the fact that we even had 54 votes. That, in and of itself, means a lot," he said.

Tickets for the Rolling Stone Rock & Roll Fan Tailgate come in at a cool $540 for four hours of pre-game entertainment.

Even if things don't work out for Super Sunday, the band will be playing the Circle City during the big weekend. They are scheduled for a 3 p.m. show at the Butler University Student Union following the Bulldogs men's basketball noon game with Detroit.



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