Cal State Fullerton will be having its first big fall concert, OrangeFest Music Festival, a large, independent concert series sponsored by Associated Students Inc. on Friday from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Becker Amphitheater.
The concert is exclusively for students as other visitors are not permitted. Students will need a valid TitanCard to enter. Students are encouraged to bring friends and blankets.
A mix of pop/daytime disco, indie rock, reggae and electronic music will fill the stage. DJ Reflex, a well-known club disc jockey, will perform for pre-show entertainment.
Seedless, an Orange County reggae band, will be the opening show with dub and progressive sounds.
Other performers include The Neighborhood, an emerging alternative rock band from Los Angeles, along with DJ Reflex. Finally, Poolside, a daytime disco pop band, will finish up the concert.
ASI Productions (ASIP) director Andrea Orozco and Fall/Spring Concert coordinator Dominick Prieto and their staff have been planning this event since July.
OrangeFest stemmed from last semester with the pewcioua ASIP director, current ASIP staff and students who wanted to have a fall concert.
“It’s time to bring a fall concert to switch it up. We’ll be having one big concert per semester instead of having just one spring concert,” said Prieto.
The event was initially called “Fall Concert,” but they felt the name would not attract as many people as “OrangeFest.”
“Because we live in Orange County, it represents us,” Prieto said.
Prieto said OrangeFest is special in its own way and although it is a small-scale concert compared to Spring Concert, it will be much larger than the typical Wednesday concerts.
OrangeFest will highlight unfamiliar bands trying making a name for themselves.
Many students said they were familiar with the event with little to no details about it. Saul Corona, a junior anthropology major, heard of OrangeFest through word-of-mouth.
“Now that I’ve heard of it, I would like to attend just for the experience, especially the rock music and their lightings,” said Corona.
OrangeFest is designed for students to have their first experience going to a large fall concert. In addition, it is also meant to bring friends and avid music lovers together.
Three food truck vendors will cater the concert.
Attendees will have a chance to taste Barcelona On The Go, a Spanish and Latin cuisine truck; Brats Berlin, an authentic, exotic German sausage truck; and Spudrunners, original American comfort food truck that is mainly potato-based.
As an incentive, free food will be given to the first 450 students.
“ASI Productions spent a lot of time planning this. We put immense effort to get the talent, food, and security,” said Orozco.
“Our first fall concert most likely bring an eclectic mix of music fans. Since its new, we’ll expect a good turnout,“ she said.
Orozco added that the ASI staff is excited because it is their first time doing a fall concert.