For the ninth year, WCU will host free summer concerts on the UC lawn and atrium. Concerts of varying music and talents will continue through the months of June and July. The bands range from rock n’ roll and pop to one of WCU own bands called After Dark. The concerts kick off on Tuesday, June 6, with the duo Brazz Tree. Inspired by folk, this couple uses fiddle tunes and riff-based guitar to create a unique beat to go with their vocals. Brazz Tree has also been featured with other artists such as Moby, Jay-Z and Perry Farrell, to name a few. The next performance is on Thursday, June 8, and will feature The Katie Todd Band. A change of pace from the previous band, The Katie Todd Band is an edgy pop-rock band and was selected to be at the Lollapalooza festival this year. The Lollapalooza festival is much like the famous Woodstock and will be held this year at Chicago, Grant Park on August 4-6. Other bands being featured throughout the summer include Cooking with Quanta on June 15 at 7 pm, featuring original rock n’ roll.On June 19, the acoustic pop-rock tunes of Alex Florez will be held in the University Center atrium at 9 pm.The Cassidy Brothers will bring acoustic folk on June 22 and will also be held in the UC atrium at 9 pm.On June 26 at 9 p.m., the multi-talented singer/ songwriter/ guitarist Del Suggs will be featured at the UC atrium. Another multi-talented singer/songwriter Bari Koral will be playing on June 29 at 9 pm. The band After Dark, who got its start in Cullowhee, features students from WCU and will play July 6 at 7 pm. This funk band has also played at Smile Fest. For something a little different than the previously mentioned bands, Tad Dries brings his pop and folk talents into story songs on July 13, 7 pm. The multicultural influence gives rise to the unique sound of the Ras Bonghi Reggae All-Stars which will be featured on July 20 at 7 pm on the UC lawn. The final band will be Books Campbell with the acoustic coffee house rock on July 27, 7 pm.
All concerts that start at 7 pm will be featured on the UC lawn and all 9 pm concerts will be held in the UC atrium.For additional information, call the University Center offices at (828) 227-7206.