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Mike 'n Molly's is proud to announce the inaugural Exit 182 Fest! From March 11-13th, we'll be giving the people of Champaign a taste of what they're missing at SXSW. Some great bands will be coming through town on their way to Austin and we thought it would be a great opportunity to put on a little showcase of our own. So come out and see some of your favorite local artists play alongside some up-and-coming artists from throughout the midwest! Check out www.mikenmollys.com later in the week for a complete schedule.

Thursday, March 11th: The Young Republic
with Heyokas, Kilroy, et al., and Roses and Saké (Nashville, TN)

Friday, March 12th: Laarks (Eau Claire, WI)
and Jared Grabb (Chicago, IL)
with Tina Sparkle and Mayhew the Traitor

Saturday, March 13th: Pet Lions (Chicago, IL)
and Mittens on Strings (Chicago, IL)
with Jet W. Lee and The Fantastic Plastics