MACON – Mercer University's seventh annual Bearstock outdoor music festival will take place Saturday, as it returns to Tattnall Square Park for the fourth straight year. The festival, organized by student programming board QuadWorks, will be headlined by electronic dance music trio Krewella and rapper Logic as part of EMUZE and Karmaloop's Spring 2014 Verge Campus Tour.
"We thought bringing Krewella would not only change the feel of Bearstock this year with a pop group that also DJs, but they are the first female headliners that Mercer has seen at Bearstock," said Cailin Knox, a junior from Marietta, who is co-chair of the Mercer Live committee of QuadWorks that plans the annual event.
The music of Krewella can be described as electro house mixed with dubstep. The trio from Chicago, Ill., was formed in 2007, and consists of two sisters, Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf, and their producer, Kris "Rain Man" Trindl. They have released two albums, "Play Hard" and "Get Wet," the latter of which rose into the top 10 of Billboard's Hot 200 in its first week on the charts. With well-known songs like "Alive" and "Live for the Night," they have headlined electronic dance music (EDM) festivals across the world.
Logic, a rapper born and raised in Gaithersburg, Md., started releasing his music in 2009 and developed a large Internet following. He has released four official mixtapes, including his most recent, the critically acclaimed "Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever." Logic has opened up for several prominent hip-hop artists, including Ludacris and Pitbull. His most popular tracks include "All I Do," "24 Freestyle" and "Young Sinatra III." Logic is signed to Visionary Music Group and Def Jam Recordings and was named to XXL Magazine's "Freshman Class 2013."
The daylong festival is free and open to the public, with a variety of bands and food vendors to suit most every taste. Music begins on one of two stages at 1 p.m. and concludes at 11 p.m.
The schedule of performances is as follows:
- 1-1:35 p.m., Mojo Filter (Stage B)
- 1:40-2:15 p.m., Bootz and Katz (Stage A)
- 2:20-2:55 p.m., Radio Birds (Stage B)
- 3-3:35 p.m., Dirty Sound Professors (Stage A)
- 3:40-4:15 p.m., Dean Brown and Dubshak (Stage B)
- 4:20-4:55 p.m., Besides Daniel (Stage A)
- 5-5:45 p.m., Universal Sigh (Stage B)
- 5:50-6:35 p.m., Dalmatian (Stage A)
- 6:40-7:25 p.m., Baby Baby (Stage B)
- 7:30-8:15 p.m., The Electric Sons (Stage B)
- 8:45-9:30 p.m., Logic (Stage A)
- 9:30-11 p.m., Krewella (Stage A)
The Verge Campus Tour is holding a DJ competition, the winner of which will get to play a 30-minute set before Logic takes the stage at 8:30 p.m. For more information and to enter the competition, which is open to the public, click here. The winner will be announced on Wednesday.