RUB holds Live Music Night event


Photo creds: Kayla Curtis / The Advance-Titan — Reeve Union Board held a Live Music Night that included fun activities for students to enjoy such as two performers, tie-dyeing, a cotton candy machine and more.

Mattie Beck, Arts & Entertainment Editor

Reeve Union Board (RUB) Live Music Night, one of Reeve’s most recent events this semester, was held this past Thursday on the Horizon Village lawn. 

The event included performances from artists Jackie Verna and also included tie-dyeing for UW Oshkosh students to enjoy. 

RUB was the organization that put on this event and Casie Frentzel, who holds RUB’s Live Music position on the executive board, helped plan this event. 

“To plan this event, we usually look for artists in the surrounding area to book,” Frentzel said, “However, for this event, Emma, our president, booked Jackie Verna at NACA [National Association for Campus Activities] in April.”

The event included a variety of activities for students to enjoy while listening to live music. 

“At the event, we had tie-dyeing, popcorn machine, cotton candy and an inflatable,” Frentzel said. 

The event turnout was one that drew out many students, and is one Frentzel is hopeful will happen again thanks to the high attendance.

“I would say close to 100 students stopped by,” Frentzel said. “I think this event will happen again, yes. I think the location helps the turnout and the music draws students in.”

UWO students relax on the grass in front of Horizon Village and listen to music.

What Frentzel hopes students take away is becoming more familiar with events RUB hosts on campus.

“My hope for the event was to help more students see live music as well as get some people more acquainted with Reeve Union Board,” Frentzel said. 

Along with the live music, tie-dyeing was also available for students to take part in while at the event. 

Olivia Klessig, who holds the Crafty Adventures position on the executive board, helped plan this portion of the event. 

“I planned the event alongside Dylan,” Klessig said, “I wanted to do a tie-dye night before it got cold out, so I decided to plan my event with live music.”

According to Klessig, the turnout compared greatly to the turnout for a similar event held last year by RUB.

“The turnout was great! We did not expect many people to come to this because of last year’s turnout,” Klessig said. “But I think with the help of the tie-dye station and the other activities it definitely brought in more people.”

Klessig’s hope for the event was fulfilled, with many students coming out and participating in all the activities RUB presented for the event. 

“My hope for the event was to have many students come out, have fun tie-dyeing, and make memories,” Frentzel said. 

This event is one of many that RUB held this past week, upcoming events include:

September 22: Spanish Rock Night with Student Organization of Latinos – Titan Underground from 7-8 p.m.

September 22: RUB Super Sports Competition – RecPlex from 7:30-9 p.m.

September 26: Casino Night – Titan Underground from 6-8 p.m.

September 29: DIY Tote Bags – Titan Underground from 7-9 p.m.