by ccdolech on Oct.25, 2011, under Promotions
It’s that wonderful time of year again. The leaves are changing, the temperature is dropping, and FREE music is played on Harris Field. That’s right, Fridays on the Lawn has returned. WKNC has again teamed up with our friends in the Union Activities Board and Student Government to bring some of the finest local bands to campus, totally free and complete with fringe benefits!
This year’s show, like the dozen or so before it, will be held on Nov. 4 at 6:30 p.m. featuring none other than Skylar Gudasz and the Ugly Girls as well as Lizzy Ross Band. You may know Lizzy from her recent interview on The Local Beat. Skylar and those ugly girls may seem familiar after the Arbor Ridge Studios Hopscotch Day Party. If you missed those two awesome chances to hear them, you definitely shouldn’t miss Fridays on the Lawn!
And how could we call it one of the best events on campus without FREE STUFF? Thanks to our super duper awesome sponsors at Chubby’s Tacos and Ultimate Entertainment, free tacos and trucker hats will be available for the reaping. Various other prizes like CDs, concert tickets, T-shirts, and more will also be up for grabs.
Any and all are welcome to this Friday of fun — so grab your jacket, a quilt, and some friends and get your buttocks out to Friday on the Lawn!
by Tommyboy on Mar.09, 2011, under Local
Midtown performed at last year’s Double Barrel benefit 7, and have since made stops at Local Beer Local Band, Troika Music Festival, Hopscotch Music Festival, and just about everywhere else in between. And with releases on both 307 Knox Records and Trekky Records, Midtown has quite the rap sheet.
We are also just as thrilled to feature Trekky comrades Butterflies. With only one release to their name, you may be surprised should you be fortunate enough to catch them live–you’d think they have been at it for a while. Well now’s your chance, and for completely free!
The show starts at 6:30 and is FREE and open to the public. There will be limited supplies of free food, ticket giveaways, and more! So come out, bring a couple friends, and enjoy the weather while supporting some of the finest in local music!
by Tommyboy on Oct.10, 2010, under Local
WKNC has again teamed up with our comrades in the Union Activities Board and Student Government to bring great live music to campus.
This Friday, October 15th, has local acts Birds and Arrows and Embarrassing Fruits performing on Harris Field (at the corner of Dan Allen Drive and Cates Avenue). The show starts at 6:30 and is FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC so bring your friends, maybe a blanket and a picnic basket, and come experience some awesome locally-grown musical talent.
P.S. There will also be some free grub for early-comers!
by Tommyboy on Apr.12, 2010, under Local
If you weren’t able to make it to Harris Field last Friday, then you missed out. In retrospect, the phrase “weather permitting” would have been grossly inappropriate. (Well, the main reason for this is that had the weather been iffy, the show would have moved to the Wolves’ Den, but what I mean to say is that the weather was as close to perfect as it gets.)
Chapel Hill trio Aminal took the stage first, a little after 6:30. Just as expected, they proved true to form and lit the place up, and gained a couple hundred fans in the process. Raleigh quintet Bright Young Things (who, by way of interest, features three NC State grads) finished the night off in grand fashion to an appreciative crowd and a pretty sweet sunset.
This show was the fourth installment of what will hopefully be a long line of many free on-campus concerts presented by the NC State Union Activities Board, the Inter Residence Council, and WKNC.
All photos were taken by Technician photographer Jordan Moore.
It’s hard to believe that two months ago we were setting up for the first ever Fridays on the Lawn concert with I Was Totally Destroying It and Luego. From conception, Fridays of the Lawn was designed to expose students to the thriving, yet largely unnoticed music scene of the Triangle. Carl Licata, a senior in computer science, said, “the past show was a great way to experience good, local music first-hand, and it didn’t cost a thing.”
WKNC staff will be posted out at the Free Expression Tunnel at NC State tomorrow and Friday to hand out fliers for the show from 11am-1pm. WKNC merch and Hear Here Compilation CDs will be available for purchase.
Due to weather conditions, Friday’s show will take place at the Wolves Den in the basement of Talley Student Center. This show is also free and open to the public. Free food and free t-shirts will be available, however they are limited, so don’t forget to come early! Let’s make the last Fridays on the Lawn the best one yet!
by Audity on Nov.10, 2009, under Promotions
As you might have attended or at least heard about, the UAB’s All Night Bash was Thursday, November 5 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. There was carnival foods galore: sweet corn, turkey legs, corn dogs, french fries, lemonade, candied apples, and funnel cakes. All the food was delicious. There were at few inflatable things to do including basketball and an obstacle course. And there was a mechanical bull that was in non-stop motion all night.
Us KNCers had cornhole as our game for the bash. Our table was constantly busy as people wanted to challenge either Cioffi or one of their friends to a friendly game of cornhole in exchange for either cds, WKNC koozies, WKNC stickers, or some tickets that could be traded in at the All Night Bash prize table.
Perhaps our most famous game players were Dr. Stafford and Mr. Wuf. Both were winners at our booth (just like everybody else who visited). Overall the night was a huge success. It is always fun to have a bunch of KNC kids together to play silly games. Big big thank you to all who volunteered to help and more thank yous to all of you who came to visit us! We hope to do stuff like this more often!
After taking shelter from the rain for the first Fridays on the Lawn back in September, many KNCers were concerned when they saw some ominous gray clouds in the sky late Friday afternoon. The stage, lights, and extra pizza were all ready, however one question remained: would students come out for the event? One of the benefits of Harris Field is its centrality to student life on campus. The grassy lot by Witherspoon Student Center serves as a visible hub, perfect for catching the unaware passerby headed out for early Halloween festivities. While the event was open to the public, the WKNC staff wanted to tap more into its student population at N.C. State. In order to generate interest, fliers were posted everywhere on campus, D.H. Hill Library e-boards and dining halls displayed posters for the event. WKNC staff even requested time to speak in front of their classes to publicize the concert series.
Max Indian and Schooner certainly did draw a noteworthy crowd. This is evident because students stuck around even after the free pizza and t-shirts were long gone. Mike Alston, WKNC’s General Manager, mentioned that ”UAB, IRC, Student Government, and WKNC are all supported by student fee money, so we felt it important to do something free and big for the students who help pay our bills. Ultimately, we just want it to be a fun time for everyone involved while helping expose some great local music to otherwise unaware students.”
WKNC expects to see even more students at the final hip hop based installment of the concert series November 20th, featuring Kooley High and The Beast. This show, however, will not be taking place on the lawn, but instead will be hosted in Wolves Den underneath Talley Student Center. Needless to say, many hope that Fridays on the Lawn will become a staple for the Wolfpack community.
We here at WKNC know that it’s been circled on your calendar and written in ink in your planner since we officially announced it, but for those less well-organized among you:
This Friday, October 30, WKNC, the Union Activities Board, Inter-Residence Council, and Student Government are presenting Schooner and Max Indian right here on Harris Field, in front of WKNC’s very own Witherspoon Student Center.
The festivities start at 6:30 p.m. with Schooner. Max Indian will follow at approximately 7:30pm. There will be free pizza (delivered in waves), a limited amount of free T-shirts, and free raffles for ticket giveaways to other local concerts and movies!
So really, there’s no excuse not to be there. The weather will be great, so bring your blanket and have a little picnic while you watch some great live, local music. And of course, as soon as our show is over, we can all head over to the Design School Bash (you were planning to show up fashionably late for that, right?)
by Tommyboy on Sep.22, 2009, under Local
WKNC, along with our friends at the Union Activities Board, the Inter-Residence Council, and Student Government, will be presenting three nights of concerts on State’s campus this fall! “Fridays on the Lawn” will take place on Harris Field in front of Witherspoon Student Center, and each night will feature two local acts. All shows are FREE and open to the public, and will start at 6pm. If you cannot make it out, don’t fret! The shows will be aired LIVE during the Local Beat starting at 6pm!
There will be FREE pizza and a limited supply of FREE T-shirts, as well.
In the event of adverse weather conditions, the shows will be held in the Wolves’ Den in the basement of Talley Student Center, with convenient parking at the Reynolds Coliseum Deck. Click on the map below for a larger version. (Full disclosure: this image was created by an engineering student.)