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Second annual Music Fest to feature pop rock band Cartel

Did you attend last year’s Music Fest? Did you have fun rocking out to We the Kings? Then you’ll love the band headlining this year’s Music Fest: Cartel, which is currently touring the Midwest with We the Kings and other bands.

Music Fest 2011, the University of Toledo’s second annual free public concert, will be Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011 in the field across from the Memorial Field House on the UT Main Campus. This year’s lineup includes a variety of artists, from 1970’s soul and funk to an up-and-coming country singer.

The outdoor concert will kick off with singer/songwriter Abigail Stauffer. Other bands to perform include country singer Glen Templeton, jazz artist Alexander Zonjic and the funk band Ohio Players. UT student radio station WXUT will provide entertainment between sets.

The night will conclude with a colorful fireworks display after a performance by the headlining band Cartel, which is best known for its song “Honestly” from its 2005 debut album Chroma. Cartel has since released two additional albums – Cartel in 2007 and Cycles in 2009.

In addition to a fun outdoor concert, Music Fest serves as a community event to get students and the community excited about the school year on the eve of the first football game of the season. The pep rally with theRockets football team will take place at 5:30 p.m. with the players, head coach Tim Beckman, cheerleaders, the Rocket Marching Band, and Rocky the Rocket to help both the team and fans get pumped up before the Rockets’ first game Thursday, Sept. 1 against the University of New Hampshire Wildcats.

The new UT mascot will join in the fun with the official debut of Rocky the Rocket’s new friend Rocksy. Students and fans have had the opportunity to vote for her name during July and Rocksy was the fan favorite with the most “love” votes – 863 out of 1,779.

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