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Eaglepalooza is the name of similar but unrelated events held at the University of Southern Mississippi and Florida Gulf Coast University. The name is a play on the concert festival Lalapalooza.
University of Southern Mississippi
Eaglepalooza at USM is put on by the Southern Miss Student Government Association every year in association with local businesses and other campus organizations. The event has become a staple at Southern Miss and is used to bring together the local community and the students of USM. Eaglepalooza brings nationally known musical acts to the campus such as Dashboard Confessional, Gavin DeGraw, Sister Hazel, Train, Better Than Ezra, Mýa, Pat Green, and most recently American Idol Season 11 Winner Phillip Phillips.
The 2004 performance featured Gavin DeGraw.
The 2005 performance featured Dashboard Confessional.
The 2010 version of the event included We The Kings
The 2011 event featured performances by Melanie Fiona and SMAASH.
The 10th Annual event has been moved back to the fall semester and was held on Friday November 15th at 6:00pm. The lineup will featured Needtobreathe with Rosco Bandana, the Adam Doleac Band, Mack Wilds, and DJ Bonics.
The 2014 event was held on October 25, 2014 in Downtown Hattiesburg. The lineup was headlined by Icona Pop, with supporting acts Lowel and Five Knives.
The 2015 event was held on November 21, 2015 in Downtown Hattiesburg. The lineup was headlined by Echosmith, with supporting acts Figure Eight and local Hattiesburg band, The DLX.
Florida Gulf Coast University
Eaglepalooza at FGCU is put on by the Campus Recreation department and features a musical concert, giveaways, food, and activities such as inflatable games.
In 2007 Eaglepalooza featured musical acts by Young Joc, FGCU student performer S-jayy and the group Blacc Wolf Cartel. The event also included the championship flag football game, a basketball challenge, a rock-climbing wall and food vendors.