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Country music group Gloriana to perform at Music Fest 2012

The University of Toledo is bringing a rare opportunity for fans of country music’s Gloriana to see the 2009 American Music Awards Breakthrough Artist of the Year for free during Music Fest 2012.

The free, public event will take place Friday, Sept. 14, on UT’s Main Campus and will feature a mix of national and local recording artists.

Gloriana, from left, Rachel Reinert, Tom Gossin and Mike Gossin, will headline Music Fest 2012.

Gloriana has been on the rise for the past four years since their debut single, “Wild at Heart.” With the recent single, “Kissed You Goodnight,” which was premiered on the television show, “The Bachelorette,” Mike Gossin, Rachel Reinert and Tom Gossin have reached No. 9 on the Billboard Country Singles Chart.

“Music fans will be in for a real treat when Gloriana takes the stage at the third annual Music Fest,” said Lawrence J. Burns, UT vice president for external affairs. “They are riding a wave of popularity and that will only grow when they release a brand new album, A Thousand Miles Left Behind, on July 31.

“Music Fest is becoming bigger and bigger,” Burns added, “and the addition of Gloriana will make this year’s festival one of the largest yet.”

Gloriana will perform along with several other artists from 3 p.m. until midnight in the grassy area south of the Memorial Field House, adjacent to Centennial Mall.

One lucky local band will open the event after being selected through a Facebook-based contest. Fans can vote for that group and participate in the Local Band Challenge by visiting www.facebook.com/utmusicfest between July 1-July 14.

The complete band line up for Music Fest 2012 will be unveiled when the contest winner is announced Monday, July 16.

For more information about Music Fest 2012, contact Amelia Acuna in the Office of University Communications at 419.530.5874 or Amelia.Acuna@utoledo.edo.

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