NC State LIVE Season Launch Party
Thursday, September 9, 2021
Food Trucks 6pm | Concert 6:30pm
About the Event
We’re kicking off the year in our own backyard! Join us behind Talley Student Union on Stafford Commons for a free season launch party and outdoor concert. The soulful sounds of Grammy-nominated The Hamiltones will gather us back as a community. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and dancing shoes.
Las Gringas and Medley will have food trucks on site serving FREE food starting at 6pm, while quantities last. The Hamiltones will take the stage at 6:30pm. Curious about what to bring and safety precautions? See the FAQs below. We’ll be giving away FREE t-shirts (designed by alum George Hage) to the first 75 students at the event.
NC State LIVE is committed to making our programming accessible to people of all abilities. If you have an accommodation request, please email Liza Green, associate director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Hamiltones
The Hamiltones are North Carolina’s favorite musical sons.–CLTURE
J. Vito, Tony Lelo, and 2E are a trio of North Carolina natives known as The Hamiltones. The group started as background vocalists for Grammy-winning soul singer Anthony Hamilton.
When their behind-the-scenes clips of quartet-styled cover songs were uploaded to the internet, they caught fire! The Hamiltones have been featured on The Breakfast Club, Steve Harvey Morning Show, and on four Grammy-nominated albums; including Anthony Hamilton, PJ Morton, Johnathan McReynolds, and Tori Kelly.
Protect the Pack
NC State LIVE is fully committed to the health and wellness of our campus, community and artists. We are following all public health and University requirements as of the date of the event. NC State University currently requires the use of a face covering in all indoor public locations, regardless of vaccination status. Face coverings are not currently required in outdoor spaces for vaccinated individuals, but they are encouraged, especially in large crowds. Anyone who has not been fully vaccinated should continue wearing a face covering outdoors.
Where is Stafford Commons?
Stafford Commons is the grassy plaza adjacent to Talley Student Union. SEE MAP HERE.
Where can I park?
After 5pm, you can park for free in the following places:
- Reynolds Coliseum parking deck
- Jeter Drive parking lot (beside Reynolds Coliseum)
There is a place to drop off patrons near the tower at Talley Student Union, at the end of Dunn Avenue. The closest accessible parking is in the Jeter Drive parking lot by Reynolds Coliseum at the corner of Dunn Avenue and Jeter Drive.
Do I need a ticket?
No. This event is open to the public and free for everyone.
What time does the event start?
Food trucks will begin serving complimentary food at 5:30pm, while quantities last. The concert will begin at 6pm. Feel free to come early with your blanket to get a spot.
How long is the concert?
The Hamiltones will play for around 90 minutes.
What is the weather policy?
Our event can proceed in light rain, but will be rescheduled if the weather forecast is severe. If we decide to delay or move the event, we will announce it on our website and social media channels.
Are the event grounds wheelchair accessible?
Our event site is a grassy field surrounded by sidewalks. The grass is not thick and wheelchairs are able to roll through the grass with little resistance.
Am I allowed to bring my own food?
Yes. There will also be food trucks at the event which will start serving free food, while quantities last. Restaurants in Talley Student Union, including Howling Cow ice cream in Talley Market, will be open. Please do not bring any grills or open flame cooking devices.
What is the alcohol policy?
Alcohol is NOT permitted at our event.
Are pets allowed?
No. For the safety and comfort of others, pets are not permitted at the concert. Only service animals are allowed.
What am I supposed to sit on?
Patrons are encouraged to bring low back chairs and blankets to sit on. If you are bringing a high back folding chair, please be considerate of others and select seating around the perimeter of the event. Please also be aware of the amount of space you take up during the show. We want to make sure we have room for everyone.
Are umbrellas allowed? Tents?
Umbrellas are allowed. However, once the program begins, all shade umbrellas will need to be taken down as not to obstruct the view of other patrons. No tents are allowed.
Are there public restrooms?
Yes, restrooms are available within Talley Student Union.
Is smoking permitted?
Smoking is not permitted on the concert grounds.
What COVID-19 precautions are you taking?
NC State LIVE is fully committed to the health and wellness of our campus, community and artists. We are following all public health and University requirements as of the date of the event. This could include changes to capacity, attendance prerequisites and other protective measures.
NC State University currently requires the use of a face covering in all indoor public locations, regardless of vaccination status. Face coverings are not currently required in outdoor spaces for vaccinated individuals, but they are encouraged, especially in large crowds. Anyone who has not been fully vaccinated should continue wearing a face covering outdoors.