Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band will headline this year’s Arts Crawl, an annual mini music and arts festival that takes over north campus art buildings on April 11.
Devine was chosen for the headlining spot after being voted upon by members of SOMA, according to SOMA Vice President Tahmeed Islam.
“A preliminary list of bands is created through the input of the members and the executive board with consideration to the availability and price range of the band,” said Islam. “If a band is available and within our price range, we let our members vote and chose the band they would wish to see.”
Opening bands must go through an application process, and they are also chosen by SOMA members.
While most of SOMA’s funding needs were met by the club’s budget or UPAC funding, they turned to the popular website Kickstarter, a funding platform for creative projects, to help cover some of the costs. SOMA has already raised more than its $1,000 goal, which will be used to pay local acts and smaller bands.
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Arts Crawl is a free event that features bands, solo performers, dancers, kid-friendly activities, and student art displays.
“We give a place for people to come and express themselves to their friends and strangers alike, which is an opportunity that does not come too often in this town” said Islam. “Hopefully Arts Crawl can help people appreciate the art and culture we are capable of producing in and around State College.”
The festival will take place on April 11 from 5-11 p.m.
If you’re interested in checking out some of Devine’s music, here is the title track off Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band’s album “Bubblegum”:
Devine performing in indie rock band Bad Books: