From SAMANTHA JO SHARP
BGSU Music Industry Club
Members of the Music Industry Club at Bowling Green State University have been planning the Burlywood Music Festival since the beginning of January. The event will take place at The Common Good community center house, 113 Crim St., Bowling Green, with musicians performing from 2 to 10 p.m. on Friday, April 21. The event is free and open to the public, all ages are welcome. The Common Good House is a family friendly environment and alcohol is absolutely prohibited on the premises.
More than five different musical acts will perform inside and outside the house at the festival. WBGU-FM’s Battle of The Bands competition winners, Indian Opinion will headline, other artist include: The Sugar Creek, Marbin, RadioBlack and Fire Sloths From Mars. Artists who have performed at MIC BGSU’s Open Mic nights throughout the year will be also be featured at the event.
Music Industry minor and festival performer Zach Rzicznek is an active member of MIC and has performed at MIC’s other live events. “I am happy to be performing, I’ve been performing at BG open mics all year,” Rzicznek said. “I am really looking forward to performing at the festival.”
Communications major/Music Industry Minor Alyssa Rosselot is a founding member of the MIC and plans to use the experience she has gained in an internship in NY this summer at The Syndicate in NYC.
“Discussing the event and how we should market it has helped me learn more about social media and the marketing strategies that work best,” Rosselot said.
BGSU’s Music Industry Director and Instructor Terry Tompkins advises the MIC and has contributed to their growth as a first-year student organization.
“I am excited the students in the music industry program are taking an initiative to launch their very own music festival on campus,” Tompkins said. “ It is projects like these that will help develop their ability to think on their feet and prepare them to be successful in the music industry.”
The club hopes to make this an annual spring semester event.