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PSU concert to ‘Rock for Hunger’

Gordon Bates / Arizona Daily Wildcat
Members of the University Activities Board placed hundreds of plastic spoons in the grass south of the Park Student Union in recognition of the many homeless and hungry residents of Tucson. The spoons are meant to announce the Rock For Hunger event, a concert meant to raise food, money and awareness for homeless, hosted by KAMP on Friday, March 26th.
Gordon Bates
Gordon Bates / Arizona Daily Wildcat Members of the University Activities Board placed hundreds of plastic spoons in the grass south of the Park Student Union in recognition of the many homeless and hungry residents of Tucson. The spoons are meant to announce the Rock For Hunger event, a concert meant to raise food, money and awareness for homeless, hosted by KAMP on Friday, March 26th.

The second annual Rock for Hunger event — a free concert featuring five bands, a volleyball tournament, prize drawings, the empty bowl project and free stuff — will be held tonight at the Park Student Union.

Featured bands will include We Shot the Moon, The Half-way Trick, My Girl Friday, It’s Like Love and Hello Hollywood.

“”All these bands are up and coming, so they may not necessarily be bands people have heard of before,”” said Jessica Berger, coordinator for the University Activities Board’s Friday Night Live. “”But they’re still just as good, and they may be popular later on.””

Sponsored by the University Activities Board, KAMP Student Radio and the Residence Hall Association, the event was started last year as a means to get more people to PSU because “”there wasn’t much going on there,”” Berger said.

The University Activities Board’s Friday Night Live series provides one large-scale event at the PSU per month. It was responsible for this year’s Think Pink Fashion Show, a casino night event, a swing-dancing event, among others.

The Rock for Hunger festivities aim to give students on campus something fun to do while also raising funds and awareness for the Tucson Community Food Bank and the local homeless population.

About 100 people showed up to last year’s event.

“”We’re definitely expecting a whole lot more people this year — hopefully 500 people at least,”” Berger said.

Rock for Hunger starts at 5 p.m. at PSU and lasts until 10:30 p.m. People who plan on attending the free event are encouraged to donate a few dollars or non-perishable food items.

“”I think it would be great for people to come out and support Tucson Community Food Bank, learn a little bit about what they do, while also having a good time,”” Berger said.

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