After an open mic night full of performances by barstool-perched UT students and special guest Levi Stephens, Michelle Swing took the stage in the University Center Ballroom. Swing, the event coordinator, made a special announcement, revealing the highly anticipated lineup for this year's Volapalooza:
Past Volapalooza concerts have featured artists such as Passion Pit, CAKE and Flogging Molly. This year's lineup brings Memphis' own blues-inspired Black Cadillacs and big names like Three 6 Mafia, a rap group also composed of Memphis natives DJ Paul and Juicy "J." The pair, along with some notable featured artists, produced hits like "Doe Boy Fresh" and "Stay Fly" as well as more recent "Feel It."
Also performing this year is Big Gigantic, an electronic act combining the talents of producer/saxophone Dominic Lalli and drummer Jeremy Salken. Wrapping up the show is Ziggy Marley, Grammy award-winning reggae artist and humanitarian.
The show will be held on the last official day of spring classes, Friday April 27 at 7 p.m at the TRECS Intramural Fields. Volapalooza will charge this year, with tickets for students running at $5 for advance tickets and $10 at the door. Advance tickets for general admission will be $20 and $30 the day of the event. The Ciderhouse also will host an official afterparty featuring Ana Sia and Reid Speed.