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Eric Hutchinson to headline April 26 Mississippi Music Fest

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Eric Hutchinson, pop star

Eric Hutchinson will headline the free Mississippi Music Fest April 26 at St. Cloud State.

Eric Hutchinson, pop star Logo for the 24th Mississippi Music Fest Logo for University Program Board, St. Cloud State's student-run entertainment organization 

ST. CLOUD, Minn. - Singer-songwriter Eric Hutchinson, who earned recognition with a hit album on iTunes, will headline the April 26 Mississippi Music Fest.

The Maryland native is best known for the single "Rock & Roll," off the 2007 self-released album "Sounds Like This."

The album peaked at No. 5 on the iTunes album chart and was picked up by Warner Brothers Records. Listen to excerpts from the album.

The 24th Mississippi Music Fest is 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Halenbeck Hall field house. Below is the musical line-up:

12:45 p.m.
2 p.m.
3 p.m.
4:15 p.m.
5:45 p.m.
7 p.m.

Sarcasm Radio
Michael Hynes
SIMS
Natty Nation
Charter's Chords
Eric Hutchinson

The opening acts -- Sarcasm Radio and Michael Hynes -- are University Program Board (UPB) Battle of the Bands finalists. Their performances will be judged. The best performance earns a $1,000 recording studio time-slot at Two Fish Studios.

Managed by UPB, St. Cloud State's student-run entertainment organization, the free festival includes rides, roving performers, a variety of foods and a children’s art-and-entertainment area. Festival volunteers are needed. View the volunteer application (PDF).

View the vendor application form (.pdf). Learn more about the festival.

Sponsors include TCF Bank, 104.7 KCLD and Bernick's. 

For more information, contact Jen Hernandez, Mississippi Music Fest coordinator, at 320-308-2205.

 

 

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