Universal CityWalk kicks off "Spring Break Live"

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Southern California’s leading up-and-coming musicians will bring down the house when Universal CityWalk® celebrates “Spring Break Live,” a free, outdoor concert series taking place on weekends from April 1 through May 7, 2011.

The series gears up on Friday nights with KIIS-FM’s “Wango Tango Break Out Star” competition from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., followed by the “Universal Music Showcase” from 9:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Beginning on April 1 and continuing on April 8, 15, 22 and 29 and May 6, KIIS-FM’s “Wango Tango Break Out Star” will feature energetic undiscovered bands rocking to standing room only crowds.  Judged by a panel of industry professionals and championed by online public voting, the acts will compete to win a coveted, performing spot at KIIS-FM’s most anticipated Summer concert, Wango Tango, which headlines a slate of A-list talent every year.

The Friday night lineup transitions to the “Universal Music Showcase,” highlighting emerging pop, hip hop and rock musicians recently signed to Universal Music Group.  Among the artists slated to perform will be Mexican-American rapper Baby Bash, electro pop group HyperCrush and pop-rocker Andy Grammer, recently named one of Billboard Magazine’s “10 Artists to Watch in 2011.”

Saturday nights at Universal CityWalk will rock to a diverse group of rhythmic bands performing an array of music genres, from pop rock to the soulful sounds of a cappella.  Two bands will perform nightly as follows:  Latina-pop artist Jaqueline Grace and pop ensemble, My Hero (April 2), UCLA’s student a cappella groups The Scattertones and Awaken (April 9), rockers A Living Daylight and Avenue 52 (April 16), urban artists The Inheritance and Darius Lux (April 23), USC’s student a cappella ensemble The USC Sirens and The Trojan Men (April 30), and rockers Stereofix and Method Echo (May 7).

More information on “Spring Break Live,” including a full performance schedule is available at www.CityWalkHollywood.com/SpringBreak.

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