102.9 WMGK Looking For Choir To Perform With Foreigner

April 29, 2014


Classic Rock 102.9 WMGK-FM is going to put one local choir ’20 feet from stardom’ by giving them the opportunity to perform live on stage with the band Foreigner at the station’s annual summer concert, 102.9 MGK’s 13th Annual Let Freedom Rock Fest on July 3 at Susquehanna Bank Center.  The winner of WMGK’s Classic Rock Choir contest will receive a $500 check from Foreigner and will perform Foreigner’s huge hit, ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’ live on stage in front of thousands of adoring WMGK listeners attending the concert.
The station is accepting entries from local high school, community and church choirs.  Those interested can enter the contest by going to wmgk.com and submitting a video or mp3 of their choir performing one song.    The submission deadline is Thursday May 15, 2014 at 5pm.  Once all of the entries are received, the WMGK staff will gather and choose three finalists.  The station will then post a portion of the three finalists’ submissions on the station website and listeners can vote for their favorite choir. The choir that receives the most votes will be declared the winner and will get to sing on stage with one of rock’s most popular acts, Foreigner.

102.9 WMGK’s 13th Annual Let Freedom Rock Fest on July 3rd at Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ features Foreigner, Styx former Eagles guitarist Don Felder and MGK’s official house band, Musician Impossible (from Delaware County, PA).  From the moment the doors open at 5:30pm until the last note is played, patriotism will be an ongoing theme at the concert. The MGK air staff will host the festivities and will honor members of the military with various on-stage activities.

Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster.com, the Live Nation box office, the Susquehanna Bank Center box office, Ticketmaster outlets, or by calling 800-745-3000.  Children under nine years of age will be admitted free with parents holding lawn tickets.  A portion of the ticket proceeds will benefit local veterans via the Philadelphia Multi-Service Center.

Foreigner are responsible for some of rock’s most enduring anthems including “Juke Box Hero,” “Feels Like The First Time,” “Urgent,” “Head Games,” “Dirty White Boy,” and “I Want To Know What Love Is.” At Foreigner’s core is founder and lead guitarist Mick Jones, the maestro whose songwriting, indelible guitar hooks and multi-layered talents continue to escalate Foreigner’s influence. He’s joined by lead vocalist Kelly Hansen, bass guitarist Jeff Pilson and multi-instrumentalist Tom Gimbel.

Spawned from a suburban Chicago basement in the early ‘70s, STYX are best known for the hit songs “Lady”, “Come Sail Away”, “Too Much Time On My Hands” and “Renegade”.

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Don Felder was the lead guitarist of The Eagles for twenty-seven years.  During that time he co-wrote their biggest hit, ‘Hotel California’.