PP: Goodie Mob to headline at Forty Acres Fest

Texas Union Student Events Center

Forty Acres Fest Committee

P.O. Box 7338

Austin, Texas 78713

512-475-6636

 

News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                   Feb. 24, 2014

 

For more information contact: Davina Bruno

Public Relations Coordinator

davinabruno@hotmail.com

 

Goodie Mob to headline at Forty Acres Fest

       AUSTIN, Texas – Legendary hip-hop group Goodie Mob will headline at this year’s Forty Acres Fest to be held Saturday March 22, at the main mall at the University of Texas at Austin.

       Goodie Mob, a hip-hop musical group originating from Atlanta, comprises Cee-Lo Green and three other hip-hop artists. While pursuing a solo career since 1999, Green won five Grammy nominations for his hit song “Forget You!” among others. He recently returned to the group.

       Goodie Mob’s critically acclaimed record “Soul Food” began their four-album career in 1995 and ranked eighth on Billboard Magazine’s Hip Hop Albums chart. They will be the headline act.

       David Ramirez, a singer and songwriter from Austin, Texas, will be the festival’s opening act. He was called “one of America’s great undiscovered songwriters,” by Austin Monthly Magazine and is known to draw a large gathering of college students with his traditional folk music.

       “Chiddy Bang was pretty good (at last year’s fest) but I personally like the artist that’s coming this year better,” said sophomore Alexis Karis at a press conference on Feb. 24. “I think the music will be energetic and fun and I think that people will really enjoy it.”

“Forty Acres Fest showcases our finest asset at the University of Texas: our exceptional students, their involvement on campus and their commitment to service,” said William Powers Jr., president of The University of Texas at Austin at a news conference held Feb. 21.

       “Forty Acres Fest showcases our finest asset at the University of Texas: our exceptional students, their involvement on campus and their commitment to service,” said William Powers Jr., president of The University of Texas at Austin at a news conference held Feb. 21.

       The event is free and lasts from noon to midnight. The main stage will feature music and entertainment all day before the main acts begin at 7 p.m.

        More than 200 student organizations will be in attendance with over 50 groups selling food and drinks for $1, and offering a host of fun activities.  

       The event is predicted to attract countless passers-by, “it’s in the thousands at least,” said Taylor Strickland who works for the Dean’s Squad, an affiliate organization of the Dean of Students.

        Held annually, Forty Acres Fest is the largest musical event at the university, and also the largest student-run event in the nation. The affair has a tradition of great musical acts. Past acts include Common and Little Richard.

        More information about the occasion can be found on the event’s Facebook page.

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