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Nominations Open for the Penn State Music Awards

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By Alison Jones

The Penn State Music Awards are coming! The awards show put on by Penn State’s Open Music Inspirations and Concepts (Open MIC) is currently looking for possible candidates to be nominated for a variety of categories. Categories include “Best Male/Female Poet At Penn State,” “Best D.J. At Penn State,” “Best Dance Group At Penn State,” “Best Rapper At Penn State,” “Best Acapella Performance at Penn State,” and many more.

After the winners in each category have been determined they will receive a “golden mic” at the event. The event will feature a live performance from OCD: Moosh & Twist as part of its Patiently Waiting tour, as well as opener Ground Up.  The band’s tour includes stops in New York, Kentucky, Pittsburgh, Texas, and Canada just to name a few. The group consists of two young male artists, DeQuincy “Moosh” Coleman McRae and Oliver “Twist” Feighan.

The two bonded over their love of music in first grade and have worked together to become the successful hip-hop artists that they are today. They have more than 12 million YouTube views and 100,000 mixtape downloads. “Living Out Loud”, their first EP, was ranked in the top five on the iTunes Hip-Hop charts and was ranked #1 on Billboard Magazine’s Heatseeker’s list. The two 21-year-olds have opened for artists such as The White Panda, Hoodie Allen, and Wale.

The Penn State Music Awards will allow groups and organizations to be recognized for their talents who may not have been otherwise and it provides an affordable concert for students and others in a convenient location.

Tickets are $11 for Penn State students and $15 for faculty/staff, general public, and children/youth. The event will take place on Thursday, Feb. 26  in Heritage Hall at the HUB at 7:00 p.m. This is a cannot miss event, and Open MIC looks forward to seeing you there!

You can nominate someone here.

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