UPC hosts on-campus new music festival

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Wrapping up the first 7 days of the drop semester, nearby and national acts throughout quite a few unique genres performed tunes all above campus Saturday as portion of Auburn’s new songs festival. 

College Plan Council hosted Tigerfest, a campus-wide music festival, all day Saturday, Aug. 21. The occasion started out at 11 a.m. with musical acts at pop-up phases on the Campus Inexperienced, Cater Lawn and at the rear of the get in touch with out phase of Cater Corridor in advance of ending with a concert by Make Positive and headliner Saint Motel in the Gouge Undertaking Arts Middle.

Webster’s Wheel, Venture Boi, PYTN and Lodge Fiction carried out on the Aubie Phase on the Campus Environmentally friendly. The Pupil Segment, Lakota, Radio Decay and Supper Club took the Bodda Getta Stage on Cater Garden, though the Connect with Outs Stage highlighted demonstrates from Jordan Graham, The Official Bard of Baldwin County, Zeph Embers, Phillip Vo and Happy Landing. 

Caitlin Barry, junior in hospitality administration and president of UPC, explained this celebration was one of a kind in that UPC was able to partner with community artists, GPAC, WEGL 91.1 and Scholar Involvement to present a broad-ranging songs expertise for college students to enjoy.

Lindsey Bergert, junior in nursing and assistant director of campus traditions for UPC, explained that Tigerfest is a very good way for learners to get associated with their friends although supporting community artists and their audio.

“Tigerfest is an all-day new music festival with various levels set up all throughout campus for college students to appear out to appreciate the songs and do enjoyable actions with their buddies,” Bergert explained. “With it staying the first weekend soon after classes started and owning such great climate all over the working day we are seeing a very good transform out from learners.”

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Julia Fink, senior in advertising and marketing stated the way the celebration was set up felt like a traditional audio pageant, which she and her friends savored. She also mentioned she felt it captivated both underclassmen and upperclassmen considering that it is a little something that has not been an option considering that the pandemic began.

“Getting all of these nearby artists with each other actually created it sense like a lot more of a competition practical experience in its place of just getting a single band that possibly not all students would like,” Fink mentioned. 

The exhibit at GPAC was moved from the planned exterior venue to within the building owing to lightning delays. Doors opened to students at 6 p.m. followed by musical functions Make Confident at 8 p.m. and Saint Motel at 8:45 p.m.

Irrespective of this improve, Barry mentioned that all University COVID protocols ended up adopted to be certain the security of learners like enforced mask putting on whilst within the developing and social distancing when attainable.

Connor Murphy, freshman in computer software engineering, stated that Tigerfest was the first on-campus event that he experienced attended. Likely to a tunes festival appealed to him and his close friends much more than other occasions.

Madeline Schlaman, freshman in elementary education and learning, attended the live performance at the GPAC as a way to hook up with her peers as an individual just starting up college or university. 

“I came to the live performance with some individuals from my residence corridor, so I have definitely enjoyed having to see the band and fulfill new people at an occasion like this,” Schlaman explained.

Barry mentioned UPC hopes to do an event like this again and is seeking to get opinions from learners to produce situations they will enjoy.

Jillian Small | Campus Author