Continuing with tradition, Culver-Stockton is hosting the 10th annual Hillstock Music and Fun Festival. The concert will be held on the C-SC campus, in the courtyard behind the Gladys Crown Center. (Or the event will be inside the Charles Field House in the case of inclement weather.)
Guest artists for the 2014 festival include second-time returners Scarletta, as well as Cover Drive and The Well Reds. Syncopated Sound, a student band, is hosting the event as well as performing. There will also be three performances by students, selected from the talent competition, “Culver’s Got Talent.”
Scarletta is a country trio from Nashville, Tenn., featuring Nathan Stoops on fiddle, Emilee Allan on lead vocals and Benji Harris on guitar. The band is currently managed by Grammy Award-winner Blake Chancey and was featured in Billboard Magazine’s Top 10 Country Artists to Watch in 2013.
Cover Drive is a four-piece band from Barbados, featuring Amanda Reifer on lead vocals, T-Ray Armstrong on drums/backing vocals, Barry “Bar-Man” Hill on keys/guitar, and Jamar Harding on bass. This band had seen success in the United Kingdom and has toured with Rhianna and Kelly Clarkson.
The Well Reds are a pop-rock quartet from Atlanta, Ga., featuring Jeremy Ezell on vocals/piano/guitar, Sean Crawford on vocals/lead guitar/keys, Rex Crawford on vocals/bass, and Torin Degnats on drums/computer.
Syncopated Sound is a student band from Culver-Stockton featuring Dorian Hobbs, senior media communication major from St. Louis, Ethan Thomas, junior music education major from Florissant, Mo., Derek Boren, senior individualized major from Lee’s Summit, Mo., LuQuavian Jones, junior arts management major from Flint, Mich., Jalen Jarrett, senior business major from Jackson, Mich., and Ben Darling, junior music major from Kirksville, Mo.
Along with musical performances, there will be several additional forms of entertainment, including a balloonist, a caricaturist and a green screen photo booth. Food booths will also be set up by different student organizations.
For more information, contact the Office of Student Life at 573-288-6571 or at email@example.com.