Quinnipiac Student Programming Board announces Timeflies as Fall Fest headliner

Quinnipiac Student Programming Board announces Timeflies as Fall Fest headliner

Andrew Badillo

Quinnipiac Student Programming Board (SPB) has announced Timeflies as its 2016 Fall Fest headliner. SPB tweeted the reveal video Friday while using the hashtag #FallFestChangeUp.

 

Fall Fest has featured country artists the past few years. Last years concert featured a trio of artists in former One Tree Hill star Tyler Hilton, Josh Thompson and former Zoey 101 star Jamie Lynn Spears.

According to SPB, data compiled in student surveys indicated that country music was no longer the most popular music of choice. Students took to Twitter to show their excitement after hearing Timeflies would be headlining Fall Fest.

 

 

 

SPB also told Q30 that country artists are traditionally hard to get as the most popular artists are expensive and booked early. According to Concert Ideas, a concert booking company, Timeflies costs $40,000 plus to book. Popular country music artist Eric Church costs $200,000 plus.

Timeflies is an American pop duo formed in 2010 by record producer Robert Resnick and lead vocalist Cal Shapiro. The band gained popularity through their YouTube channel and weekly tradition “Timeflies Tuesday” where they would share new music. In their six years Timeflies has released three albums with their second “After Hours” debuting at number eight on the Billboard Top 200.

Fall Fest is on September 17 and starts at 12:30 p.m. in South Lot with The Heydaze scheduled to open the show. In addition to the music, students can also enjoy food trucks, giveaways and photo booths. The concert is free to all Quinnipiac students.

No official statement from SPB was made available at the time this article was published.