City Times – Spring Concert Series kicks off

Released
2011

Publication: City Times

Date: 02/01/11

Author: Katrina Cameron

Spring Concert Series kicks off

Sponsored by Associated Students, Not British Productions and Black Cherry Presents, the first event of the Spring Concert Series took place on Jan. 26 at Gorton Quad. Isaiah Blas and The Pennant, a pop indie band, performed at the first concert from 12 to 1 p.m. “This is the first time we’ve ever done any kind of concert series,” said Sal Filipelli, AS senator and event organizer. “We expect it to get bigger, since this was just the first one.” The concert also featured True Live Artist and Madman Graf-X, who did live paintings throughout the event, and various vendors.

Approximately 300 people stopped by the quad throughout the hour to see the concert. Scheduled for most Wednesday’s throughout the semester, the series will feature a variety of music artists and genres, like pop, indie and latin rock. “The idea was first proposed to me about two weeks into last semester,” Filipelli said. “The more and more people came and talked about it, the more I thought I could pull it off.” Since the event will run until the end of the semester, there will be many opportunities to attend a concert.

The series has been promoted by word of mouth, the school website, flyers throughout the campus and through a Facebook account. “We just want to bring awareness to the event,” Filipelli said. The next event of the Spring Concert Series will be Feb. 2 in the Gorton Quad from 12 to 1 p.m. Cantua, a Latin Rock band, will be performing.

Upcoming concerts:

  • Feb. 2: Latin rock band Cantua.
  • Feb. 9: Singer and songwriter Matt Suarez and special guest Jaylen Green.
  • Feb. 23: Indie rock band Bridge 22.
  • March 2: Pop rock artist Essjay Jones and friends.
  • March 16: Pop indie artist Kevin Martin and Special Guests!
  • March 30: Pop rock band Leyva & the Dead 67’s and indie acoustic artist (and event organizer) Sal Filipelli.
  • April 13: Blues pop and covers artist Deverb.
  • April 27: Latin artists Cuevo & Friends.
  • May 11: Punk rock band Dying to Wake.