While there will be plenty of live performances at Music Fest 2012, there also will be interactive games and contests and a pep rally to get ready for the battle for the I-75 trophy, which will be awarded to the winner of the UT-BGSU football game.The pep rally will kick off at 5:15 p.m. with the UT Pep Band playing “Happy Birthday” in honor of Rocksy’s first year. UT Vice President and Athletic Director Mike O’Brien will take the stage and say a few words, followed by Head Football Coach Matt Campbell, who will be escorted by the Rocket team.
Rocksy’s birthday celebration will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. next to the stage and include cupcakes, tug of war, a coloring station, birthday card making and corn hole.
At 9 p.m. between headlining acts Gloriana and Bowling for Soup, UT Student Government will host a “Falcon Roast” wing-eating contest.
After the performance by Bowling for Soup, students will make their way to the Flatlands for a bonfire.
Throughout the festival, there will be food and activities, including a photo booth sponsored by The Blade, Detroit Red Wings interactive stations with slap-shot stations and photos with cutouts of the team, and a Yark Fiat car display.
Music Fest is slated from 3 p.m. to midnight Friday, Sept. 14, in the grassy area south of Memorial Field House. Bands to perform will be The Dumb Easies, HotSauce, K’JON, Alexander Zonjic and Jeff Lorber, Tyler Hilton, Gloriana and Bowling for Soup.
Centennial Drive and the Student Union Bus Loop will be closed Friday for the free, public event. The bus loop will be relocated to the corner of Campus Road and West Rocket Drive by Dowd, Nash and White halls for the whole day.