The countdown continues to the free Ferris Fest concert this Saturday, April 21, and Ferris State University’s Entertainment Unlimited members are excited to see their yearlong planning come together for the signature event.
“Ferris Fest has always been the most anticipated event on campus for students and we are starting to get more awareness at other universities in Michigan,” said Lindsey Parker, Entertainment Unlimited president. “We are really excited to see the attendance turnout for Saturday.”
Headliner All Time Low, Travis Porter, and Kris Hitchcock and Small Town Son will perform on the main stage in the North Campus Quad throughout the afternoon, along with several other Second Stage acts. The concert begins at noon and runs until 6 p.m. Novelties such as human bowling, a photo booth, a giant throne chair, a boxing ring and more will be available until 4 p.m. for concert attendees.
With promotions and many extra hours of preparations throughout the month of April, Parker, of Monroe, is excited to see the hard work of students pay off.
“The highlight of Ferris Fest is seeing students having a good time to celebrate the end of the school year,” she said. “This is the first time in at least four years that we haven’t had predicted rain on Ferris Fest, so I am really excited to enjoy my last Ferris Fest with good weather.”
Alex Lorenz, Ferris Fest coordinator said that she loves seeing positive reactions students have to the artists EU has booked and thinks that this concert is a “great way to get prospective students to come to Ferris.”
“I like seeing people’s reactions when they are really excited about the artists we have selected. That excites me,” said Lorenz, a senior in Public Relations. “A lot of people have friends coming. We get to show them what the atmosphere is like at Ferris. We are the only school in Michigan that does something like this on campus.”
With more than 100 volunteers, the campus programming board is excited for a fun-filled day. Parker said that EU has a lot of new members who have never experienced Ferris Fest before.
“We think our members are excited to learn about the process and enjoy the show as well,” she said.
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Last updated: 04-20-2012