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NEPA bands play Cougar Radio’s free Spring Jam 2017 at Misericordia in Dallas on April 22

NEPA bands play Cougar Radio’s free Spring Jam 2017 at Misericordia in Dallas on April 22
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From a press release:

Cougar Radio at Misericordia University in Dallas is presenting Spring Jam 2017 on Saturday, April 22 from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Amphitheater in the center of campus. Musical guests for the free concert include Scranton metal band Behind the Grey, Wilkes-Barre pop punk band Stay Loud, and Scranton acoustic pop musician Riley Loftus.

Cougar Radio will be holding a raffle during the event in support of the Misericordia University Colleges Against Cancer Chapter’s seventh annual Relay for Life event on campus (301 Lake St., Dallas) on Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22.

From singing in her bedroom at age 14 to traveling around the state at age 20, Riley Loftus loves to share her passion for music with anyone who will listen. The singer and guitarist, who was named Best New Artist at the 2016 Steamtown Music Awards, is an acoustic performer whose playlist includes Top 40, pop, and rhythm and blues.

Behind the Grey is an up-and-coming metal band that features a blend of aggressive guitar riffs and dynamic vocal melodies, releasing their debut album, “Through the Grip of Tyrants,” in 2015 and winning Album of the Year in the 2016 Steamtown Music Awards. Currently working on their follow-up after signing an exclusive management deal with the Inner Light Agency in Los Angeles, the band is comprised of Dom Vito (vocals), Will Perna (guitars), Daniel McDonald (guitars), Grant Williams (bass), and Mike Boniewicz (drums).

Recently added to the 2017 Electric City Music Conference, Stay Loud is a new pop punk/alternative rock band with roots in Northeastern Pennsylvania who recently released their debut single, “Goodbye.” Band members include solo artist Chris Cashmere (vocals/guitar), Gerald Tulao (guitar/vocals), C.J. Davenport (bass), and Justin Ratowski (drums).

In addition to Cougar Radio, the Department of Mass Communications and Design at Misericordia features the student-run newspaper The Highlander, television station MCN 87, and marketing and design firm Service By Design.

For more information about the Department of Mass Communications and Design, call 570-674-6400 or visit

Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County’s first four-year college and offers 43 academic programs on the graduate and undergraduate levels in full and part-time formats. Misericordia ranks in the top tier of the Best Regional Universities – North category of U.S. News and World Report’s 2017 edition of Best Colleges and was designated a 2017 Best Northeastern College by the Princeton Review.