Beyond Existence is back for its second year in a row—and it’s better than ever.
In preparation for the concert on April 17 in the Main Gym, the Student Activities Board has paired up with the Black Student League to rechristen the concert as Beyond Existence and Gospel Explosion.
According to sophomore Eric Mayhew, performance coordinator for SAB, Beyond Existence will first feature performances by student groups, including Precious Movements and Angels of Harmony, starting at 6 p.m.
The four bands booked for the show—Reilly, The Ambassador, Ethan Cramer and The Wrecking—will take the stage from 8 p.m. until the end of the concert.
Reilly, the headlining band, was last seen at Eastern in October 2009 during an event sponsored by the Admissions department.
The Wrecking performed in last year’s Beyond Existence concert on Doane Hill.
This year’s Beyond Existence was moved into the gym due to the complaints of noise by the neighbors last year, according to Mayhew.
Both SAB and BSL worked together to find the bands to play in the concert. With the help of a Craigslist ad, SAB recruited Ethan Cramer, and BSL invited The Ambassador to join them.
With indie, rock, acoustic and hip-hop genres of music all represented, SAB and BSL hope to bring as many students as possible to the concert.
However, there is a price: Tickets cost $2 in advance by contacting Mayhew and $3 at the door.
None of this money will pay the bands for their services or sound equipment: All of the money raised will go to the Salvation Army’s Haiti fund.
To contact Eric Mayhew: