As promised, the Concordia Student Union will be delivering a good dose of the Canadian music scene to the students they represent. In a press release on Sunday, the union revealed that four-piece Montreal outfit Stars and Vancouver-based Mother Mother will grace the stage at the Loyola Quadrangle on Sept. 15, along with hip-hop artists Nomadic Massive and Lunice, two artists that had been announced last week.
While he could not disclose the exact amount paid to each artist for the concert, VP finance Jordan Lindsay revealed that fees for the four artists would cost $30,000. The total orientation budget the CSU is working with is around $270,000, of which the union is contributing $150,000. A bit less than half of the remaining $120,000 is provided by the Concordia Orientation Initiative, or COI, while Lindsay expects around $45,000 in sponsorship sales, of which they have already secured around $35,000.
Lindsay also included provisions for $32,000 in petty sales (for beer, food and the like) to balance the budget.
As with last year, however, the concert (and orientation as a whole) is entirely free. “We’re really hoping to get between four and 5,000 [people attending],” VP student life Laura Glover said. They are prepared to give tickets to as many people as the Quad can fit – a bit over 6,000 people.
Glover’s wish for the concert? “I really hope it doesn’t rain!”
Now that the complete list of events spanning the next two weeks have been officially announced (well, Facebook announced – and you do not get more official than that), we can weigh in on what we think look to be the most promising orientation events this year.
For a complete list of events, visit www.orientation.csu.qc.ca or scan the QR code below.
To discover Concordia:
Sept. 7 through 9 and Sept. 12 through 15: Air Pub on Reggie’s terrace.
Wednesday, Sept. 7 from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.: Techno Multimedia/Concert
Thursday, Sept. 8 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.: Keynote speakers Ilona Dougherty from Apathy is Boring, and Lou Piensa from Nomadic Massive
Friday, Sept. 9 from 10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.: Dance Party at Reggie’s with DJ David Rancourt and DJ Rick
Monday, Sept. 12 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.: David Bernans talk: North of 9/11- Ten Years On
Tuesday, Sept. 13 from Â 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.: Jazz and Crayons music event at the Hive
To discover Montreal:
Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.: Photo scavenger hunt
Saturday, Sept. 17 from 10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.: Hip-Hop karaoke at Le Belmont
Sunday, Sept. 18 at 12:00 p.m.: Trip to Tam Tams