QuadWorks Announces Performance Lineup for BearStock

March 15, 2012

Media Contact: Mark Vanderhoek, (478) 301-4037 or vanderhoek_m@mercer.edu

MACON -- Mercer University’s QuadWorks has announced the lineup of performers to appear at this year’s BearStock outdoor music festival. Headlining this year’s Bearstock will be Far East Movement and Yellowcard. Other bands performing include: Ocean is Theory, theKey, Jubee and the Morning After, Emily Hearn, Saint Francis, Young Benjamin, The Levee, Powers, Argonauts, The Silver Comet, The Front Bottoms and Josh Foster. All bands are family friendly.

The annual event will take place on April 14 in Tattnall Square Park from 1-11 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Far East Movement presents a blend of hip-hop, pop, electro and dance. The band’s most popular songs include “Like a G6” and “Girls on the Dance Floor.” Their first album was released in October 2010. The group has toured with artists such as Lady Gaga and Jay-Z in addition to having their music featured on television hits such as Gossip Girl, Entourage, CSI Miami and So You Think You Can Dance. “Like a G6” received more than a million views on YouTube before the song was released to play on the radio.

Yellowcard is an American pop and punk alternative rock band originally formed in Jacksonville, Fla., in 1997. Their most popular song, “Ocean Avenue,” was released in 2003. The band went on a two-year hiatus and returned to touring in 2010. Yellowcard has released numerous albums through the years, the most recent being in March 2011, titled When You’re Through Thinking, Say Yes. The band’s music has been featured in hits such as Spider Man 2, as well as various video games.

About Mercer University
Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The University enrolls more than 8,300 students in 11 schools and colleges – liberal arts, law, pharmacy, medicine, business, engineering, education, theology, music, nursing and continuing and professional studies – on major campuses in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah and at four regional academic centers across the state. Mercer is affiliated with four teaching hospitals — Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, and The Medical Center and St. Francis Hospital in Columbus — and has educational partnerships with Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Warner Robins and Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta. The University operates an academic press and a performing arts center in Macon and an engineering research center in Warner Robins. Mercer is the only private university in Georgia to field an NCAA Division I athletic program. www.mercer.edu
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