Raise your hands and your air guitars in the air…it’s time for the US Air Guitar National Finals and this crazy, unique event is happening right here in Kansas City. Who better to share the story of this rockin’ competition than the current World Champion and KC native, Eric “Mean” Melin! Want tickets? They’re on sale now: http://bit.ly/USairguitarfinalsKC
The Super Bowl of competitive air guitar is coming to Kansas City. On August 9 at The Midland, the ridiculous and the sublime will become one, and this wonderful city — our Creative Crossroads — will be transformed into a beaming swath of smiles, good will, and hope for world peace.
You’re probably asking yourself, “US Air Guitar National Finals? This is a thing people actually go to watch?”
It sure is, and it is delirious fun. It’s huge on both coasts, but is still catching on in the Midwest. That’s why I’m excited to have the US Air Guitar National Finals in Kansas City. It’s a one-of-a-kind event that combines comedy, rock ‘n roll, and larger-than-life characters into one absurd mixture of insanity.
Past judges have included Tom Morello, Brian May, Jason Sudeikis, the cast of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” and the Sklar brothers. The 22 best air guitarists from all over the nation are flying into Kansas City to fight for the right to represent our great country at the Air Guitar World Championships in Finland.
Ever since I saw the critically acclaimed documentary “Air Guitar Nation” in 2009, my life has changed for the better. I saw this hilarious documentary and essentially walked right into the movie. I decided to start performing and competing in the competitive sport of air guitar. Now I am the World Champion of Air Guitar, and I’ll be flying to Finland with the winner of the National Finals to defend my title.
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