Though he’s traveled all over the world, when Mike Posner comes to Music Fest to perform Friday, Aug. 29, he should feel right at home.“I’m a Midwest boy,” Posner said. “I was born in Detroit in the dead of winter. Every show in the Midwest is a hometown show. It’s going to be a special one.”
The 26-year-old is behind the chart-topping songs “Cooler Than Me,” “Please Don’t Go” and “Bow Chika Wow Wow,” on which he collaborated with Lil Wayne.
After rising to fame at a young age, Posner took a break from singing to write songs for other artists, most notably “Boyfriend” by Justin Bieber and “Beneath Your Beautiful” by Labrinth and Emile Sande.
Posner, unsure of whether he wanted to jump back into the spotlight, was inspired to start making his own music again after an idea he had on an airplane while eating a sandwich. Now Posner donates a meal to a hungry child in America for every album he sells.
“This veggie sandwich made me realize it was possible to use my talent for good, not just to acquire myself more fame and more money,” he said on his website.
Posner is finishing up his second album, Pages, as he performs across the country on his Unplugged Tour. The album will be released in October.
Music Fest 2014, which is free and open to the public, will start at 4 p.m. and feature performances by The Infatuations, Alexander Zonjic with the Motor City Horns and Serieux, David Cook and Posner.