The UCA Division of Student Services and UCA Student Activities Board are sponsoring the 18th Annual UCA Unplugged concert, from 7-11 p.m., Friday in the Student Center Ballroom.
Doors open at 6:30.
The featured act will be Don’t Stop Please, a highly popular group from Conway. The Fountain, UCA’s daily newspaper writes, “Don’t Stop Please is a six-piece band that combines high energy with a radical variety of instruments to create a sound all their own.
“The music is a hybrid mix of cosmic folk, jazz funk, and good old rock ‘n’ roll. The group has been making music together since the beginning of 2011, but a few of the members have been playing together since high school.” Members of the band include Nick Caffrey, William Krzeszinski, Anna Horton, Joel Ludford, Robert Gaiser, and Will King. Their music and instrumentation are incredibly diverse as they make use of guitar, bass, upright bass, synthesizer, banjo, cello, saxophone, drums, trumpet, trombone, harmonica, and an assortment of other instruments. The band was recently recorded by AETN Presents: On The Front Row.
Following Don’t Stop Please’s performance will be several open mic acts featuring UCA students, faculty and staff. Acts scheduled include Branson Shaffer; Austin Brown; Maxwell DeYoung; Daniel Brinker and Warren Dickey; Joe Young; Brian Thompson; Kelsey Joiner; Phoenix Wachob, Brandon Morris and Brad Weldon; and Kondwani Phwandaphwanda and guests.
UCA Unplugged will be recorded for later broadcast by UCA Channel 6. A live event feed will be provided at http://livestream.com/ucachannel6/.
Admission to UCA Unplugged is $2 for UCA students, and $6 for faculty, staff and general public.
All proceeds go to the UCA emergency student loan fund to assist students with college related expenses. A UCA Unplugged compact disc will be sold to support the loan fund. Free refreshments will be provided by ARAMARK Campus Dining.
Assisting with this event are the UCA Circle K Club, Resident Housing Association, and Jack Gaiser as sound technician. For information, individuals can go to the UCA Unplugged 18 Facebook page, or contact Gary Roberts at (501) 450-3416 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The public is invited.