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MMF 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Reel Big Fish, a ska punk band from Huntington Beach, Calif., headlines the 2010 MMF

Reel Big Fish, a ska punk band from Huntington Beach, Calif., headlines the 2010 Mississippi Music Fest.

Reel Big Fish, a ska punk band from Huntington Beach, Calif., headlines the 2010 MMF Reel Big Fish in concert Take Cover, a Minneapolis pop-rock band Cadence, a pop-rock band from Eau Claire, Wisc. The Dixie Hicks Band Guitarist Jared Monetti, a St. Cloud State student Tyler Hogan, St. Cloud State student and guitarist 

St. Cloud State's spring outdoor concert event returns with headliners Reel Big Fish, a ska punk band from Huntington Beach, Calif.

Managed by student-run University Program Board, the 25th Mississippi Music Fest is April 25 south of Husky Stadium.

The the 1-9 p.m. music festival includes free music, food and craft vendors, carnival rides, a children's area and more.

Reel Big Fish, a veteran band led by lead guitarist/vocalist Aaron Barrett, is best known for its 1997 minor hit "Sell Out."

The band, which has guitars, horns, keyboards and drums, plays several types of music, including the ska style that originated in Jamaica in the late 1950s.

Ska, which includes elements of jazz, rhythm and blues and Caribbean music, is considered by musicologists to be a forerunner of reggae.

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