Fun and Fancy Free at RedFest, Jeremih, Isaiah Rashad & Roc Worthy


By Casey Koldewyn

When you’re a college student, there isn’t much that beats “free.” Usually it is only applied to pizza — and, honestly, who’s complaining?  But every once in awhile it’s directed toward bigger things.

RedFest is one of those bigger things.

“Students can expect a fun, free night of entertainment” according to Zach Berger, ASUU’s Director of their Campus Events Board.

“We think it’s kind of absurd to make people pay twice,” Berger said to explain the lack of a ticket price for U students, referencing the student fees everyone has to pay when registering at the U to begin with.

Meant to engage any and all members of the U’s student body, RedFest is put on every year by ASUU. This year, they’ve put together headliner Jeremih with openers Isaiah Rashad and Roc Worthy, going for a more R&B/Rap/Hip Hop vibe.

Undoubtedly, there are plenty of students on campus who like that style of music. Such students are warmly invited to hang out on the lawn around Union Plaza for the night’s events.

Others, however, may not find themselves attracted to such genres. For them, the concert itself may not prove RedFest’s focal point; instead, it may be the vendors that draw attention.

“We have a vendor fair at the same time,” Berger said. “We’ll have essentially merchants and food vendors. And there’ll be free henna tattoos and stuff like that too.”

RedFest is slated for Friday, Sept. 16 this year starting at 6:30 p.m. Just as a fun reminder, tickets are free for U students, and they are $20 for everyone else.

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