Behind The Scenes of…Center Stage

Black and yellow black and yellow black and yellow! Center Stage is getting ready for Spring Convo on Saturday April 2nd featuring… WIZ KHALIFA! He’s coming with the Campus Consciousness Tour including Mac Miller, a mysterious third artist to be announced later, and is co-sponsored with Reverb. The tour’s co-sponsorship is a half rock tour, half going green campaign, which aims to inspire and activate students to improve the environment while leaving a positive impact on each area the tour visits.

As a way to help promote Spring Convo, UPB’s Center Stage Committee will be holding another Listening Party featuring Wiz Khalifa with his awesome music, games, and chances to win tickets to the concert. We are making a couple changes this semester with this Listening Party. Our first LP ever last year (for Hip Hop Hat Trick) was on the Commons, the last 3 (The Wilson Concert Series featuring Cartel, B.o.B., and Sara Bareilles) have been in TDU, but this time we will be having the LP on both sides of campus: the Commons and Festival! The LP on the Commons will be on March 1st from 11 am – 2 pm and the LP at Festival will be sometime after Spring Break. Stay tuned for more info!

The day after the first LP is a big day: tickets for Spring Convo go on sale at 8 am Wednesday March 2nd at the Wilson Box Office and online at upb.jmu.edu, BUT you can line up as early as 8 pm the night before. We’re going to make this a lot of fun for you guys. Lots of games, some food/drinks, and we’ll be showing a movie on the wall of Grafton for everyone to enjoy throughout the night. Definitely come out the night before and hang out with UPB.

The day of show (April 2nd) will be a lot of fun. We are holding a “Green Festival” on Festival lawn before the concert. On-campus green organizations and Reverb will be co-sponsoring the event to help promote what Reverb does to help improve the community. Come out to Festival lawn on Saturday April 2nd before the show! We are still in the process of planning this festival, so we will update you on further plans.

We are also in the midst of planning an end-of-the-year Spring festival in April—Madipalooza! We will have music, games, and food outside all day. It will most likely be on the Hillside Lawn. We are currently researching potential artists who could come perform that day. Get excited to wrap up a great year at a fun music festival!!

All in all, it’s going to be a busy, but really fun semester for everyone. Stay tuned to find out more information about the concert, chances to win tickets for Spring Convo, the Listening Parties, the Green Festival, and Madipalooza!  UPB is doing all it can to make this an unforgettable semester for JMU.

~Katie Teague, Center Stage Outreach Chair

 

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