By Maria Mercedes del Nido
Capital Fest is Catholic’s University newest tradition for students to enjoy live music. On Saturday October 3, American Authors will play live music at Catholic University in the Great Room of the Edward J. Pryzbyla Center.
Program Board is hosting this event free of charge for all undergraduate students. If you want to indulge yourself, there is a VIP option for $10 each that includes early admission, an event T-shirt and a reserved spot in front of the stage. Also, each student can invite one guest for $10. Last year, Walk the Moon performed at Capital Fest and it was a huge success. Because of recent weather announcements, those with VIP tickets should arrive at 6:30 PM.
American Authors is a notable alternative rock and country band from New York. They are best known for their hits “Best Day Of My Life” and “Believer” from their album “Oh What a Life”. There will be an opening act performed by The Icarus Account.
Program Board has been working very hard to make this year’s Capital Fest a success. Programming Chair, Lauren Hand said, “Capital Fest will be different because of the food trucks, we are making it bigger, better and more fun!”
The food trucks that will be included are Mac Attack, Orange Cow and Crepe Love. Mac Attack is a BBQ and Mac and Cheese food truck Orange Cow has ice cream, and Crepe Love is a crepe food truck. All this delicious food will be available so remember to bring your money and an empty stomach!
Despite expected rain from Hurricane Joaquin, Capital Fest is still a go.
Students are excited for Capital Fest. Isabella Bogdanos, a sophomore said, “I really like the American Authors and I have been listening to their music for years.”
Samantha Reyes, another sophomore said, “I think it’s pretty awesome that we get to see well known artists for free and I hope we can get Maroon 5 by my senior year.”
Do not forget to use the hashtag #CapitalFest2015!