Mercer University is proud to present another year of Bearstock. Bearstock is put on by QuadWorks, Mercer's student programming board which has been putting on Bearstock for its upcoming seventh year. Each year, QuadWorks host various food vendors, bands, and well-known artists for a day of fun and enjoyment. Each of the food vendors cater to a different selection of food items from restaurants throughout the state. Each of the several day bands and headliners cater to a different genre in the hopes of having someone that everyone can enjoy. This event is an outdoor, family-friendly, that is free to all who attend. Tattnall Square Park is an alcohol free area. No alcohol will be allowed.
For most millennials, Relient K's songs will immediately have them reminiscing about rock music, skinny jeans and teen angst. You've probably heard their oldie-but-goodie song "Sadie Hawkins Dance." Maybe the song "Be My Escape" rings a bell? Nonetheless, Relient K's songs were a staple for any self-professed rock kid who grew up in the 2000s. The American rock band formed in 1998 in Canton, Ohio. The band also is associated with the contemporary Christian rock and punk scene. It has released at least nine studio albums, seven EPs, two Christmas albums and one collection of rarities. The band received its name after its guitarist Matt Hoopes' automobile, a Plymouth Reliant-K car. Two of its studio albums have peaked to Top 15 on U.S. Billboard 200 charts.
The pop, electronic dance band consists of producer Rob Resnick and vocalist Cal Shapiro. The duo preformed together in Tufts University's funk band called The Ride. The group got its break on YouTube where Shapiro sang vocals over beats that Resnick produced. Shortly after the YouTube channel gained popularity, Island Records signed the group and released "One Time EP" on 2012. In 2011, the band released the album "Scotch Tape," which rose to the No. 8 spot on the iTunes overall chart and No. 2 on the iTunes Pop Chart nearly 24 hours after its release.
The Electric Sons
The Atlanta-based electronic/alternative band formed in 2011. The vocalist/guitarist, Andrew Miller, and keyboardist/vocalist, Ben Richards, teamed up and gained a fan following after they released a home-recorded EP in 2012. Shortly after the release, the band garnered the attention of the music scene by being featured in multiple music magazines. In 2013, ELS was invited to South by Southwest, a music festival. In October 2013, the band landed TJ Maxx's national ad campaign with track "Breathing Electricity." Its EP "Chromaethesia" was released Jan. 31, 2014.