Electro meets country at the annual Spring Concert

Photo by William Camargo

Mike Posner and Hunter Hayeswill headline the 2012 Spring Concert. Posner, known for his hit single, “Cooler Than Me,” recently released a compilation with Justin Bieber. He co-wrote and produced Bieber’s song, “Boyfriend.” Posner is known for his electro-dance style of music that is widely popular among college students.Cal State Fullerton’s Associated Students, Inc. Productions will be hosting the annual Spring Concert.

The event will take place May 4 at Titan Stadium and doors will open at 6 p.m. Tickets will be available May 16 at the Information and Services Desk.
“Students will be free and guests will be $10,” said Stacy Akana, an attendant at the Titan Student Union’s Information and Services desk. “Students are allowed to purchase one guest ticket while supplies last.”
The Hunter Hayes set will be a bit of a contrast to Posner. Hayes, 20, is a country music artist that has recently been signed. Even though Hayes does not have a large catalog of work under him, he self-released his own work until being signed under Atlantic Nashville.  Hayes was recently featured in the soundtrack for Act of Valor.As noted, Posner will showcase his studio-polished electro work, while Hayes is talented in various instruments.

Past years have showcased big-name pop and hip-hop sets. In 2007, Kanye West appeared for spontaneous surprise performance with rapper Consequence. The punk-alternative band New Found Glory headlined the 2008 Spring Concert.

Academy Award-winning rap group Three 6 Mafia headlined during the 2009 Spring Concert. LMFAO, who were Billboard chart-toppers in 2012 and also performed at the Super Bowl, headlined the 2010 Spring Concert to a big turnout of CSUF students.

“2010 was our best year for our Spring Concert turn out for LMFAO and opening act U-N-I,” said Lynn O’Connor, Spring Concert event coordinator for ASIP.

There will be the first Battle of the DJs at noon in the Quad Wednesday between CSUF students. DJ Deftonik, DJ Dash and Dyphekta will battle in rotations for an hour long set. The winner will spin at the 2012 Spring Concert.

Damon Wilson (DJ Dash), a business marketing major, said he is bringing his fan base along with his music and style of mixing. This will be Wilson’s first Battle of the DJs competition.

“I plan on leaving my mark at Cal State Fullerton and making history,” said Wilson.

Three staff members from ASIP will judge the contest, and the winner will be chosen based on their three votes O’Connor said. ASIP is overseeing the promotion of the event.

“We are also prepping for all the things that go on for the day of the show such from creating access passes, securing safety perimeters for the show and working on new incentives to get students to attend the event,” said O’Connor.

According to the ASI Productions website, 3,000 tickets will be released for students and 500 tickets will be available for purchase by guests.

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