OMG Music Fest is a concert where many talented artists join together to perform and share their passion for music with young people around the country. At the concerts, fans are given the chance to meet their favorite artists in meet-and-greets.
OMG Music Fest is the brainchild of its host, Lisa McQueen, who is also the aunt of pop sensation Austin Mahone. Past OMG Music Fest artists include Jacob Whitesides, Daniel Skye, Alec Bailey, Kalin and Myles, and Lexi Saal, to name a few. Performers for this show include Nick Tangorra, Gavin Becker, Dylan Holland, Reed Deming, and Jonah Marais.
The Mixed World Ensemble—an eclectic student septet—will perform several compositions in an afternoon concert, including "Elm," by Richie Beirach; "Rest My Simple Mind," by Florian Ross; Mohammed-Ali Kammoun's "Blues Turan;" two works by the group's director, Alain Mallet, associate professor of ensemble—"Salif" and "Blessed is the Empty Soul;" and "Yoshi Cree Que El Jardin Es La Selva," which was written by one of the group's members, Benjamin Furman.