MSU NEWS SERVICE
Montana State University’s Office of Student Engagement will host Between the Lines, a student-curated, end of the year music festival, on Saturday, April 29, on the MSU campus. The lineup for this year’s inaugural festival includes 5 Star and Party Girl, both local acts; MADDS, an electronic DJ from Los Angeles; and Skizzy Mars, a hip-hop artist from New York City.
The event, which is open to the public, will take place in the South Hedges SB parking lot. Gates will open at 6 p.m., with the show beginning at 7 p.m.
“The goal is to host over 3,000 attendees, consisting of both student and community members,” said Zen Wohlers, Office of Student Engagement student public relations director. “MSU is continuously growing, and its campus celebrations and events need continued growth as well.”
Chelsey Wilson, MSU student engagement and leadership adviser, said that the Programming and Campus Events Board, or PACE, students have been working hard all year to make this event happen.
“The students are responsible for selecting and securing the artists, negotiating contracts, all concert logistics, including fencing, staging, lighting, sound, emergency response team, security, food and whatever else needs to be done,” Wilson said. “I am so proud of (them) for making this event happen. It is truly an event by students. It is our priority to ensure that we are hosting a safe and engaging event and, most importantly, that we are positively giving back to the students of MSU.”
A beer garden will be available inside the venue for those ages 21 and older. Vendor tents, interactive murals and food vendors will also be available.
In addition to the music festival, the Office of Student Engagement, Family and Graduate Housing and the Strand Union Rec Center will host a free alternative event in the Strand Union Building, offering family friendly movies in the Procrastinator Theater and free bowling and billiards in the Rec Center. All MSU students and local families are welcome.
For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.betweenthelinesmt.com.