Second annual Phi Delt Fall Concert

By Taylor Allen

September 2, 2014

Phi Delta Theta and Western Activities Council have teamed up to host the second annual Phi Delt Fall Concert on Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fulkerson center. Matt Easton is headlining the event and DJ Ray Ban is being featured. There will also be a $150 cash giveaway and a dance competition with a $50 prize for the winner. The event is free to students with their Missouri Western I.D. Alex Atkinson, president of the Western chapter of Phi Delt, said that Easton is a man of many talents. "Matt Easton is a writer, rapper, producer and musician as well as his own audio engineer," Atkinson said. "He also composes on the piano." Atkinson also said that after Easton started his career in 2010, he has performed in many cities, including Chicago, Greensboro, Libertyville, Iowa City, Oxford and Lawrence. He has shared the stage with artists such as Timeflies, Mike Stud and G-Eazy. Tony Dougherty, special projects chair and recruitment chair for Phi Delta Theta and member of WAC, said he is looking forward to the event. "I know that he will put on a great show and I am excited that the new students will see that Greek life is a great time," Dougherty said. "I think it will definitely show that we are present on campus and we are an active organization. We know how to get things done and we also have a good time." Julia Buescher, president of WAC, thinks students will be encouraged to get involved in both WAC and Greek life after the event. "The concert gives students an opportunity to learn about the organizations without the pressure of attending a meeting," Buescher said. "It's a light and fun atmosphere that the students can be excited about." Along with the WAC Foam Party on Thursday, Aug. 28, this concert will be one of the first events Buescher will oversee as WAC president. "I'm really excited about it. The foam party is this Thursday and both events are huge and very popular with the students. Having both events at the very beginning of school will allow it to be a great start to the school year," Buescher said. Atkinson said that at last year's fall concert, the organization brought in 311 students. Atkinson hopes that co-sponsoring with WAC for both advertising and hosting will help bring more students to the event.