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Friday, May 24, 2024

‘Music on the Green’ performs at Flea Market

The upcoming installment of the Davis Flea Market will feature Music on the Green, an annual concert for the community organized by ASUCD.

There are four bands playing, including The Blackbird, Jordan’s Beard, Whiskey Business and The She’s.

“[Music on the Green] has been going on for a few years in order to bridge the gap between the community of Davis, the students of ASUCD and the university as a whole,” said Jenna Wooster, chair of the External Affairs Committee and a first-year biomedical engineering major.

Wooster was involved in the planning process for this event along with the former External Affairs Committee chair, Emily Alice Gerhart.

“I was involved in a lot of the logistical decisions, such as where to hold the concert, who to hire and the environmental impact,” Wooster said.

The event had input from several units of ASUCD, including the Campus Center for the Environment and the Environmental Policy and Planning Commission, who are helping to make this a zero-waste event. In addition, the Entertainment Council and KDVS helped select the performers.

Sami Perez, bassist for The She’s, is excited to play in the show as the band members are about to graduate high school.

“It’s exciting to play for students who are so passionate and involved in the youth culture,” Perez said in an email. “Quite recently we all visited the Davis campus and were definitely impressed with the welcoming vibes and overall open-mindedness. We are excited to be a part of this creative flow that we really only find in college communities.”

Stefan Turkowski, a third-year electrical engineering major who plays in Whiskey Business, will experience his fourth gig in a single week at Music on the Green.

“We just played a house party on Picnic Day, we played on the green on Wednesday and on Friday we’re playing at Little Prague,” Turkowski said. “We love Jordan’s Beard, and we’re happy to be playing with them. We have played at the Flea before, and we had a really good time because everyone is so happy to be outside in the sunshine.”

Wooster shares the excitement of the bands.

“I have not been to the event since I lived in SoCal previously,” she said. “I’m just excited to get out into the sunshine, enjoy the community of Davis and hear some great music. We hope that the community comes out, as they’re all welcome.”

JOHN KESLER can be reached at arts@theaggie.org.


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