At the beginning of the fall semester, Rollins’s student-run radio station WPRK 91.5 FM revived a bi-weekly concert series, taking place at Dave’s Boathouse.
After a year and a half of COVID-19 restrictions on campus, members of WPRK were inspired to create an opportunity for students to engage with the local music community, free of cost.
WPRK Station Manager Grace Hall (‘23) said, “We needed to bring back the vibrancy of the campus now that we are getting back to being in person. We thought it would be a great way to bring music back to campus.”
The first concert on Sept. 1 kicked off the series, with local rapper ADMK and indie jazz band The Outer Wave performing their best for students and staff.
This series seeks to “unify the student body, make waves, and leave [students] wanting more,” said Hall.
WPRK staff have worked meticulously to curate a lineup of local musicians to perform with the intention of creating “the best vibes,” said Hall. “We have amazing artists and opportunities coming up for the student population. Our goal is to amplify the art of emerging artists.”
Hall also said that, in the future, she would like WPRK to extend its reach and receive input from Rollins students on who they would like to see perform as well. If you have any recommendations for future artists, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All concerts are free to attend and occur every first and third Wednesday of the month in Dave’s Boathouse from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.