When country singer Joe Nichols performed at Salt Lake Community College last October, few realized at the time that the SLCC Student Association would be making a major change to their event schedule.
Beginning this year, the SLCCSA replaced the annual fall concert with the Bruin Bash, moving the festival from the end of April to the middle of September. Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Leadership Curtis Larsen says that this decision was made by the SLCCSA Executive Council.
“One of the reasons why the Student Association moved [the] Bruin Bash to the beginning of the year is because we want students to get involved and invested in SLCC,” he says.
The concert series started when student leaders wanted to bring the hip-hop dance group Jabbawockeez to SLCC. Each fall semester after that, the SLCCSA invited other artists to perform on campus, including Neon Trees, Plain White T’s and 3OH!3.
“Thinking back 15 to 20 years, we hadn’t done any larger-scale concerts leading up to 2010,” Larsen says.
Now that the Bruin Bash is the major activity for fall semester, Larsen says the SLCCSA will organize and sponsor other events to replace the festival in the spring.
“There is a possibility of doing a spring concert, but the Student Association has usually done a spring lecture,” he says. “This year we are supporting the Art and Cultural Events Committee’s large performances.”
Larsen adds that ACE and SLCCSA have invited civil rights activist Angela Davis and other female leaders to a Women in Freedom Movement event in February.
Visit the closest Student Life and Leadership office for more information about the SLCC Student Association and their upcoming events.