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Woodwardstock in the works

Yenifes Trochez

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The Digital Media Program and Digital Media Consortium have collaborated to produce St. Edward’s University’s Woodwardstock.

At its core, Woodwardstock is a non-profit benefit music festival. The event will have additional entertainment and will take place on the Main Building Lawn on Wednesday, November 18th, starting at 6 p.m. and ending at 11 p.m. No money will be produced by the project itself, because it is a free event, however, donations will be accepted for a local non-profit charity, The Sunshine Kids.

“We would like to benefit this non-profit organization, but because there isn’t any way of controlling access to the event, we are just relying on donations for generating money for The Sunshine Kids,” said Joseph Filip, president of the Digital Media Consortium. The event will highlight several bands with different tastes that will satisfy music lovers. The performing artists include Zealy 32, Focus Group, Ryan Harkrider, The Dandy Lions, Hour Band featuring Phranchyze and Meggan Carney and the Flying Trapeze. In order to make the project successful, the event holders are divided into several different teams. There are two marketing teams, two production teams and a management teams.

“I’m in the marketing team, and we are in charge of sponsors, vendors, designing logos and try to reach out and talk to bands,” Filip said. “We are managing the Facebook page, trying to get the event name out there. We are also making flyers and other fun advertising things like that.” The production team is in charge of setting up the venue, finding a location and getting lights and electricity to the stage. The management team makes sure that everyone and everything is being paid for and that the fine details for the event are taken care of.

Woodwardstock was conceived in late August of this year. After several months of planning, students are eager to see the outcome of the event.

“The Digital Media Consortium students have been excited to experience and work with the behind the scenes of event planning,” Filip said. “All the planning that goes into music events, such as ACL, must be done for Woodwardstock, on a much smaller scale, of course. This opportunity has been a lot of fun and a great experience for everyone in the class. Bands, music, wrestling, all night long; it’s going to be very exciting! The event is meant to have a really good time!”

 

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