KSU rocks with Rainbow Warriors

Adrienne Savoldi

Music is said to be a universal language that spans across decades, and now both Kent State students and community members can connect through it.

Katie Young, senior public relations major and Kent State Undergraduate Student Government promotions officer, said that the Rainbow Warriors, a collective of some well-known musicians from different bands, will give a lecture and performance at the Kent State Student Center Ballroom 7 p.m. Feb. 10.

The musicians in attendance will be Mark “Slick” Aguilar of Jefferson Starship and KC and the Sunshine Band, Gary Duncan from Quicksilver Messenger Service, Jerry Miller from Moby Grape and Tom Constanten of the Grateful Dead. Two local Kent musicians, Joe Vitale Jr. and Dreadlock Dave MacDougald, will also play as part of the performance after the lectures.

Also in attendance will be Don Aters, a rock photographer and historian who will speak about his experiences. Young also said a man who works for Kent radio station WNIR and collector of vintage concert posters will display some of his posters for people walking into the event.

“It’s just another visual element, in addition to the photos, and to tie it all together,” Young said.

Young said she hopes the event’s attendees will feel a more personal connection with the musicians beyond the stage. She also said it will be fun to see how the musicians have evolved over the years.

“We’re hoping people feel a more intense connection with these musicians than by just going to a concert,” Young said.

There will be time for autographs and personal photographs after the performance.

“The opportunity to go up to these guys and chat with them is really cool,” Young said. “It’s definitely not an opportunity you get every day.”

Young said she hopes not only students, but community members, will also come out to experience this event.

The admission cost is free to students and $10 for the general public.

Contact Adrienne Savoldi at [email protected].