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Emerson Drive headlines bands for annual Bronco Bash

Aug. 23, 2004

KALAMAZOO--More than 25,000 students and other members of the University community are expected to jam the Fountain Plaza near Miller Auditorium for Bronco Bash from 3 to 10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30.

The event, now in its 24th year, is a huge celebration welcoming students to the campus and city of Kalamazoo. It features games, music and nearly 400 booths, where students can peruse the wares of area merchants and get information about WMU departments, student organizations and local volunteer opportunities.

This year's event kicks off at 3 p.m. with a performance by the WMU Pep Band. Five bands have been lined up for this year's event, including headliners Emerson Drive, an internationally known country group set to performs at 8:15 p.m. The group has toured with Shania Twain and was the 2003 winner of both the Canadian Country Music Awards' Vocal Group of the Year award and the Academy of Country Music's Top New Vocal Group award. Other bands performing at Bronco Bash include West Michigan rock bands Maryz Eyez and Broken Sunday, Cincinnati rock band Oval Opus and Cincinnati salsa band La Revancha.

In addition, the festivities will include a food court and such novelty entertainment activities as a mechanical bull and bonzi bikes, Freaky Fotos and balloon artist Dave Evans.

Bronco Bash 2004 is sponsored by Kinko's; WRKR 107.7 FM; WKFR 103.3 FM; WIDR 89.1 FM; and by WMU's Division of Student Affairs, Student Activities and Leadership Programs and Campus Activities Board.

For more information, visit Bronco Bash on the Web at <broncobash.wmich.edu>.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, 269 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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