Students Celebrate at FlashFest 2014Posted April 21, 2014 | Emily Komorowski
The 20th anniversary of FlashFest is set for Thursday, April 24, beginning at 3 p.m. on the Student Green. This annual Kent State University tradition features live performances, food, games and prizes.
Four artists are performing at this year’s FlashFest, headlined by Capital Cities along with Ab-Soul, Scavenger Hunt and Evan Evolution and Dominic Parisi. The performances will begin at 4 p.m. on the Student Green and the rain location will be at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center).
“FlashFest is an end-of-the-semester celebration bringing together our student community for a relaxing afternoon before finals,” says Donna Carlton, special coordinator for enrollment management and student affairs at Kent State.
This year is the first time that the performances will be held on the Student Green, weather permitting, says Carlton.
FlashFest also will serve as the platform to announce this year’s grand prize winners for FLASHperks, the student rewards program. This year, FLASHperks will award free tuition for a year, free pizza from Domino’s for one year and a free mountain bike from Portage Cyclery.
FlashFest is part of the 2014 Campus Consciousness Tour. Half music tour, half environmental campaign, the Campus Consciousness Tour aims to inspire and activate students in an electric atmosphere while leaving a positive impact on each community the tour visits. In addition to educating and mobilizing students, the tour is run to have a minimal environmental footprint.