RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced its sponsorship of The Independent Weekly's third annual Hopscotch Music Festival, to be held Thursday Sept. 6 through Saturday, Sept. 8. The event celebrates the Triangle's music scene by pairing exciting local talent with notable national and international artists at 15 venues in Raleigh. Hopscotch provides choices in virtually every music genre, including rock, hip-hop, alternative, country, metal, dance, punk, classical, noise, drone and folk. The 2012 event will feature 175 bands performing at night, along with day parties, the Edward McKay Used Books & More Cultural Series, charity activities, a poster exhibition, and more. William Peace University will be a stage sponsor at Five Star at 511 W. Hargett St. and will host an informational booth in vendors' row in City Plaza during the event.
Approximately 35 percent of the musicians slated to appear at Hopscotch will hail from Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and other nearby locales as a testament to both the region's musical diversity and its national relevance. Most of the venues are located in downtown Raleigh south of the Warehouse District. For more information, visit http://hopscotchmusicfest.com/info.
"William Peace University thoroughly enjoyed sponsoring last year's Hopscotch Music Festival, and we look forward to taking part in the 2012 edition," said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. "This is a major event drawing residents and visitors to downtown Raleigh for a festive occasion to enjoy singers and musicians locally and beyond, and we are proud to show our support for one of the Triangle's leading cultural offerings."
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William Peace University is located in the heart of Raleigh, North Carolina. It was founded in 1857 as Peace Institute, offering education for boys and girls in primary grades and to women from high school to college. Peace, an all women's college, became a four-year baccalaureate college and graduated its first bachelor's students in August of 1996. Exclusively an all-women's institution for its first 152 years, Peace began offering coeducational evening courses through the William Peace School of Professional Studies in 2009. In 2011, Peace College transitioned to William Peace University and will begin admitting male students to its day program in fall 2012. Its mission is to prepare students for careers in the organizations of tomorrow. On average, more than 90 percent of the university's graduates are placed in jobs or graduate school within one year of graduation. For more information, please visit http://www.peace.edu.