AUBURN, Ala. – Three nights, three performers; the Auburn University Program Council’s Red Barn Series is back! The concert event will kick off the evening of Wednesday February 24 and conclude Friday, February 26.
Starting in 2015, Red Barn Series originally took place over the course of three weekends. UPC made the decision this year to transition the format of the concert to take place over the course of three consecutive nights.
Based on feedback from Auburn students, UPC searches for lesser-known artists on the rise. Using the music streaming service Spotify, UPC searches for artists similar to the groups listed by students as their favorite.
“We aim to get bands that have a somewhat unique sound and that we know Auburn students have an interest in but have less opportunity to see live,” said Rachel Sterchi, director of fine arts on UPC. “We aim to provide a concert experience that Auburn students may not be able to have from typical Auburn venues.”
Native Auburn group Nate & Function will kick off Red Barn Series on Wednesday followed by Rainbow Kitten Surprise on Thursday and Dave Barnes on Friday.
Concertgoers can expect to find a different sound each night of the event. Each featured performer describes their music genre differently ranging from “soul, neo-soul, funk, blues,” to “acoustic, pop, R&B” and even “indie,alternative”.
“The Red Barn Series is a great way to bring students together to enjoy live music from their fellow students as well as incredible artists,” said Alex Barnett, UPC president. “We are so fortunate to have such a beautiful and scenic location on campus to host Red Barn Series! We hope to see a great turnout of students!”
Admission for Red Barn Series is free for attendees over 17 years old with a valid TigerCard. Doors will open at 6 p.m. each night and performances will start at 7 p.m.