Singer-songwriters Mike Posner, David Cook to perform at Music Fest 2014

July 23, 2014 | Events, UToday
By Meghan Cunningham

Singer-songwriter Mike Posner known for his hit first single “Cooler Than Me” will headline Music Fest 2014 at The University of Toledo.

Posner, a native of Detroit, will be the final performer at the free outdoor music festival that will take place Friday, Aug. 29, on UT’s Main Campus. The 2014 event will run from 4 to 11:30 p.m. in a new location — the Rocket Hall parking lot on the southwest corner of the UT campus.

“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.”

Posner’s first single “Cooler Than Me” from his 2010 debut 31 Minutes to Takeoff hit No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. He also is the writer and producer behind Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend” and Labrinth/Emeli Sande’s “Beneath Ur Beautiful.”

His upcoming disc, Pages, which will include his new single “On Top of the World,” is allowing the artist to give back because with every album sold, he will serve a meal to a hungry American child – one for one.

Joining Posner on the Music Fest 2014 stage will be 2008 American Idol winner David Cook.

Cook’s self-titled debut album produced two Top 20 singles — “Light On” and “Come Back To Me” — and sold more than 1 million copies.

His sophomore album, This Loud Morning, included the singles “The Last Goodbye” and “Fade into Me.”

Since his immediate success after winning the seventh season of the singing competition show, Cook has moved to Nashville to join the songwriting community there. He is self-producing material for a new album.

Stay tuned for future performer announcements for Music Fest 2014 and the complete lineup.

For the second year in a row, The Independent Collegian has listed the annual event as the No. 1 student activity on campus.

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