After a two-year hiatus, WPRK 91.5 FM, Rollins’s student-run radio station, is hosting its annual fall concert: Fox Fest. The concert, established in 2013, takes its name from Rollins’s Fox Day tradition, in which a fox statue appears on Mills Lawn each spring and cancels all classes for the day.
Fox Fest is scheduled to take place on Bush Lawn on Nov. 6 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Audiences can expect performances from student bands The Outer Wave, Admk, and Rollins alum Jad Saad. Local hip-hop group seeyousoon will be headlining.
“Jad’s performance is definitely going to be interesting for current students because they can get a first-hand insight into life after Rollins and an outlook on how the department of their major can provide a lot of extracurricular opportunities,” said Juliana Melendez (‘25), assistant station manager at WPRK.
Papaa Kodzi (‘21 ‘23MBA) is hosting Fox Fest this year. Kodzi said, “The entire WPRK team wants an opportunity for Rollins students to let loose and have fun after midterms over Family Weekend. Many of us haven’t been to a concert since pre-COVID-19, so this is a chance for us to enjoy a safe space and have it be a form of self-care.”
DJs at WPRK have curated a playlist of the performing acts so that potential audience members can sample selections of the artists’ work. The playlist is available on Spotify.
“It’s really a way for the community to come alive and bond over shared expression,” said Melendez. WPRK has also worked to get live music back on campus this semester through their WPRK Comes Alive, a bi-weekly concert series hosted at Dave’s.
Food and refreshments will be available at Fox Fest, including local food trucks like Sausage Shack, Karina’s Confectionary, and more.
“Make sure to stay in between the acts because we’re going to have entertaining and engaging activities, as well as games and giveaways,” said Kodzi.
WPRK will be following Rollins’s campus-wide COVID-19 policy that does not require masks for outdoor events. The concert is expected to have 500 people in the audience, but only 250 tickets are available to the public. Admission is free for Rollins students with their R-cards, and $10 tickets are available for the public at wprk.org/foxfest. Keep up to date on Fox Fest via their Instagram @wprk.