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Carroll, Badin Hall to host first annual Lakeside Music Festival

| Friday, April 17, 2015

This Saturday at 1 p.m., Carroll and Badin Halls are hosting Carroll Lakeside Music Festival, an event that will showcase various musical student acts from across campus. This outdoor festival will also consist of giveaways, games and food.

Mary Howard, sophomore and resident of Badin Hall, helped organize this annual event. She said Carroll’s lakeside location, with its rivaled view of the dome, is perfect for this musical event.

“[Lakeside] is the inaugural concert on Carroll’s lawn featuring student bands, including the Undertones, food, free giveaways from Southern Tide, Kind, Bobble and more — and outdoor lawn games,” Howard said.

Howard said Carroll has been planning this event since last year. Badin got involved at the end of last semester and has had weekly meetings about the event since the end of January. Several of the student groups performing at the event are The Undertones, Frances Luke Accord, Nick Lindstrom, Be Goode, Erin Klaus, DJ Jhin and The Jersey Chasers, Howard said.

“The most challenging part of the event has been building the hype of the event and making our name for ourselves since it is our first year,” she said.

Howard said the collaboration between Badin and Carroll has been key to making the event possible. The two dorms have participated in regular meetings together and have had residents from both dorms involved in planning the logistics of the festival.

“Our planning committee has split into many teams, including music, social media, apparel and grounds so everyone can take responsibility for the event, and everyone has contributed and put so much work into it,” Howard said.

According to the event’s Facebook group, all proceeds from the event benefit the Boys and Girls Club of St. Joseph County, which has the mission of creating a safe space to help 1,500 children reach their full potential while having fun, according to its website.

“The GRC has provided funding for us, so with the motto of the GRC and the Boys and Girls Club in mind we are hoping to provide a great place for all students to come together and enjoy themselves and each other’s company,” Howard said.

Tyler Belin, freshman and resident of Carroll Hall, said there are several highly anticipated acts that are performing and he thinks the event is a great opportunity for the Notre Dame community to come together.

“It’s going to be a great time for a great cause,” Belin said. “It’s a cool chance to see all the student talent we have here at Notre Dame.”

Howard said students should grab their blankets, sunglasses and lakeside tanks and soak up the rare South Bend sun while enjoying the music talent of their peers.

“I hope in the coming years we are seen as a sister to the Fisher Regatta — we kick off Antostal on one side of the lake and they close it out on the other,” Howard said. “Pray for sunshine with us, and it is going to be a really fun day as the semester starts to come to a close.”

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