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Community invited to Music Fest 2012

Bowling for Soup

Music Fest at The University of Toledo is just a week away when pop punk band Bowling for Soup and country artist Gloriana, as well as a number of other musical guests, will entertain a crowd of UT and Toledo community members at the free outdoor public concert.

Music Fest 2012 is set to take place Friday, Sept. 14 in the grassy area south of the Memorial Field House, adjacent to Centennial Mall on the UT Main Campus. In addition to the headliners, performers HotSauce, K’JON, Alexander Zonjic and Jeff Lorber, Tyler Hilton and local band competition winner The Dumb Easies will take the stage.

“The diversity of this year’s talent will attract a crowd of both student and community members that will come together to generate what we are anticipating to be the largest crowd at Music Fest to date,” said Lawrence J. Burns, UT vice president for external affairs.

The event will begin at 3 p.m. with this year’s Local Band Challenge winner, The Dumb Easies, voted on by the Music Fest Facebook community.


Next on stage will be HotSauce, an R&B band from Detroit that has been around since 2001, who will perform 4:15 to 5:15 p.m.

K’JONwill follow with more R&B from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m.

Alexander Zonjic and Jeff Lorber will play some smooth jazz for an hour beginning at 7:15 p.m.

At 8:30 p.m., Tyler Hilton will perform a few of his indie/pop songs. This jack-of-all-trades is both a singer-songwriter and actor, appearing on popular shows such as “One Tree Hill” and in movies including the Johnny Cash biopic, “Walk the Line.”

Gloriana will bring some country music at 9:15 p.m. This Nashville-based band will play music that has been on the Billboard Country charts with hits that include “Wild at Heart” and “(Kissed You) Good Night.”

Bowling for Soup, the American pop punk band known for “1985,” “Girl All the Bad Guys Want,” “Almost,” “Punk Rock 101” and “High School Never Ends,” will headline the show. The group will take the stage at 10:45 p.m. for the grand finale of Music Fest 2012.

Click here for photos of the performers.

Media Coverage
WTOL 11 (Sept. 11, 2012)
The Blade (Sept. 12, 2012)
The Blade (Sept. 12, 2012)
The Independent Collegian (Sept. 12, 2012)
The Blade (Sept. 13, 2012)
WTOL 11 (Sept. 17, 2012)

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