The Frostbite Festival will take place this Friday, Jan. 26 in our very own Convergent Media Center. This event is the culmination of several efforts from within the conservatory and will feature several students on stage throughout the night’s performances.
This concert has been in the works for several months now.
“The Frostbite Festival is a concert that we thought of last semester,” student Carlee Kime said. “We wanted to do a big event in the winter. And because the winters are so harsh sometimes, we decided to call the concert the Frostbite Festival.”
The goal of this event was to create a fun and warm music-filled night as a way to escape the cold and the winter blues that tend to come along with it, as well as establishing an event that can be brought back to campus every year.
“Hopefully we’ll be able to have one every January,” Kime said. “Sort of as a way to kick off the spring semester.”
The headliner for Friday’s show is the band Spirit of the Bear, which is led by student James Harker. The other performers include Counterlogic, a group consisting of all Capital students; Handtojaw, a jazz duo featuring student Nick Weber, and The Ballroom Charades, a small-town band from Akron.
Planning and implementation of this event was no small task for any of the individuals involved and was especially taxing on the students who took charge on the project.
“Well, it all started with getting the bands on board,” Kime said. “Once that was done, it was a matter of lining up volunteers for sounds, lights and stage hands. The Audio Engineering Society, Women in Audio and Music and really just our whole music tech program have been crucial to this.”
Open to the student body and the general public, the concert is already generating a great deal of buzz and excitement, and the planning group couldn’t be happier by that fact.
“Honestly I was worried that no one would show up,” Kime said. “But I think we did a good job of promoting it over social media. The presale tickets are doing really well. I’m really excited to see everyone enjoy the bands we were able to bring to Cap.”
The concert will be from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. in CMC 121. Ticket reservation is available on the WXCU Facebook page.