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Students can win Tickets to see Beastie Boys, 311 and More

The four-day Langerado music festival, held at the Big Cypress Indian Reservation in the Everglades March 6-9, features more than 80 artists covering genres of music from rock and funk to rap and electronica.

According to the official festival Web site, Langerado is now in its sixth year and was started by promoters Mark Brown and Ethan Schwartz as a way to “bring the exploding jam-based live music scene to South Florida.” Attracting thousands of fans from Florida up to the Carolinas and even further, Langerado is argued to be the unofficial kickoff of the festival season in the United States.

In preparation for the festival, FAU’s Owl Radio is hosting a free pre-party concert featuring five local bands. The concert, on Feb. 22 at 7 p.m., will be at Coyote Jack’s on the Boca campus. In the week leading up to the free concert, Owl Radio will also show daily music videos and rock band documentaries at Jack’s from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 18-22. Featured videos include Woodstock, Phish, Phil Lesh, and G. Love & Special Sauce.

The best part? Owl Radio will raffle off two free tickets to the Langerado festival. Other prizes include free CDs and music video DVDs.

“I’m excited we get to showcase some local talent and get students in the mood for Langerado,” says Owl Radio Promotions Director Marc Hoffenberg, the event’s student organizer. “Music always brings people together.”

Make it to the festivalAll general admission four-day tickets inside onsite camping for the duration of the event are currently priced at $184.50 – which is about $3 per band – but admission will increase to $199.50 as the festival approaches, so purchase your tickets soon.

Order your tickets online at www.langerado.com or call 800-594-8499.

Don’t have a ride? Check out www.mrbusdriver.com – they have a fleet of motor coaches heading to the festival from cities and colleges all over Florida.

Owl Radio pre-party lineupGet ready for the Langerado festival with a free concert at Coyote Jack’s on Feb. 226 p.m. Spred the Dub – Dub Reggae7 p.m. The Categories – Jazz, Blues, Soul8 p.m. BrainSex – Soul, Rock, Indie9 p.m. The Resolvers – Reggae11 p.m. Coexist Scientist – Dance, Funk

The 2008 Langerado lineupMore than 80 artists are confirmed to date – here’s a look at a few who will be performing in the 4-day festival:Beastie BoysR.E.M.Phil Lesh & Friends311MatisyahuThievery CorporationThe RootsVisit www.langerado.com for the full lineup

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