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Enjoy live music at UT’s Music Fest 2014

Mike Posner, David Cook among performers

Music fans will converge on campus Friday, Aug. 29 to enjoy free performances by talented artists at The University of Toledo’s Music Fest 2014.

The outdoor music festival will kick off at 4 p.m. with the Detroit-based band The Infatuations bringing the Motor City sound to the Glass City and conclude with headliner Mike Posner taking the stage at 10 p.m. to entertain the crowd with his hit song “Cooler Than Me” and other favorites. 

“Each year Music Fest gets bigger and better with top musicians performing hits from all genres for our community as they visit campus to help us kick off a new academic year and Rocket football season,” said Lawrence J. Burns, UT vice president for external affairs. “This fifth year of Music Fest is even more exciting with a new location and the addition of a beer garden for fans to enjoy.”

Music Fest 2014 will take place in the Rocket Hall Parking lot (Area 25) on the southwest corner of the UT Main Campus.

The Infatuations will begin the festival with a 4 p.m. performance of a mix of pop, rock, soul and funk to recreate signature sounds of Detroit with a modern flair from their most recent album Detroit Block Party.

A pep rally will follow at 5 p.m. to get the Rockets and fans excited for the first home football game 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 against New Hampshire in the Glass Bowl. Get ready for college football season with Coach Campbell and the UT Rockets, cheerleaders, mascots Rocky and Rocksy, and the Rocket Marching Band.

Music Fest regular Alexander Zonjic returns to bring his signature jazz sounds to the stage at 6 p.m. This year the popular jazz flutist’s “Zonjic Meets Motown” performance will include the Motor City Horns and Serieux.

2008 American Idol winner David Cook will perform at 8 p.m. Fans will be excited to hear hit singles such as “Light On” and “Come Back To Me” from his successful self-titled debut album that sold more than 1 million copies.

And Mike Posner, a native of Detroit, will conclude Music Fest performing 10-11:30 p.m. His hit song “Cooler Than Me” from his 2010 debut album 31 Minutes to Takeoff hit No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. He also is the writer and producer behind Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend” and Labrinth/Emeli Sande’s “Beneath Ur Beautiful.”

New this year, music Fans 21 and older can enjoy a Bud Light beer garden from the Treu House of Munch beverage company of Northwood with proceeds benefiting UT’s Tie One On fundraising initiative for cancer care, awareness and outreach.

Also new for 2014 will be a special encore performance by Red Wanting Blue on Saturday, Aug. 30 during football tailgate celebrations. The American rock and roll band of Columbus will take the stage at 4 p.m.

For more information about the Music Fest 2014, visit or follow the event on Facebook at and Twitter at

Click on the performer’s name to download a promotional photo:
The Infatuations
Alexander Zonjic
Motor City Horns
David Cook
Mike Posner
Red Wanting Blue
Music Fest 2014 logo

Media Coverage
The Independent Collegian (Aug. 19, 2014)

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