Kappa Kappa Gamma will be hosting a concert on the quad this Saturday at 6:30 p.m. with country singer John King, a Tennessee-based musician who has performed for Kappa sororities all over the country.
Senior and event chairman Caterina Moran, who organized and communicated with King, said he reached out to her through email about performing.
“He performs for Kappa chapters all over the country, and he really loves performing for Kappas and reached out and was like, ‘Would you guys be interested?’ So we kinda just rolled with it and it’s happening and we’re all really excited about it,” Moran said.
The concert will raise money for Kappa’s philanthropy Reading Is Fundamental Foundation, which focuses on raising awareness about literacy for children. Senior Callie Shinkle, the chairman for philanthropy, said the money raised will go towards buying books and donating them to the foundation and the underprivileged areas of the community.
“We would like to bring Reading is Fundamental to the local level,” Shinkle said. “We buy books and read to kids and they get to take the books home.”
The tickets for the concert cost $12, which Moran said is very cheap in comparison to tickets for any other concert. Shinkle said the cost accomplishes their goal for fundraising and for students’ affordability.
“We wanted to make it affordable for students but still to the point where we could raise money off of it,” Shinkle said.
Moran said having the event on the quad will make it more open and accessible to campus, and she is excited to see it bring the sorority together.
“It’ll be a chance for us to all come together and work for a common goal,” Moran said.