Spring CAB event to bring Coachella to Village Park Friday

Written By Sarah Gibson, Copy Editor

Campus Activities Board (CAB) will send off the spring semester Friday with “CABchella,” named after the music festival Coachella.

According to Executive Director of CAB Kaitlyn Smith, the event serves as the university’s Spring Fling and promises music and food in Village Park. Four performers will provide music for those in attendance, including two rappers, an alternative indie pop band and Point Park’s own Chase and the Barons.

“We have a pretty good history with Point Park,” Chase and the Barons singer Chase Barron said. “We kind of got our start as a band here after we won the Pioneer Records contest. That really boosted us towards becoming a real band.”

A DJ will also be there to occupy the crowd and play music in between sets.

“Every show we have done at Point Park has been a lot of fun. The students are always fun, and if the weather is good, I think there will be a great turnout for our show Friday,” Barron said.

Festivities throughout Village Park include a dunk tank, an inflatable velcro wall and a basketball inflatable. Students can also get creative with activities such as a tie-dye station (where every student will get a free shirt), a flower crown station, an airbrush tattoo artist and a photo opportunity with a sign commemorating the event.

Finger food will be provided as well, including snow cones, cotton candy, sliders and s’mores.

The event is open to all Point Park students. Smith noted that every student will be given a wristband, a shirt and a pair of sunglasses while supplies last.

In the event of bad weather, festivities will be moved to the student center gymnasium.

Robert Berger contributed additional reporting.