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Lil Yachty gives some love to the Kent State crowd as he performs at FlashFest April 6, 2023.

Meditating with Lil Yachty at FlashFest 2023

Grace Davies, Staff Reporter April 7, 2023

Even three hours before doors were set to open, dozens of people crowded the MACC stairs, hoping to get the best seats at this year’s FlashFest. The line began taking participants at 2 p.m., and by 4:30...

Universitys third-party ticket vendor site crashes again, stalling FlashFest ticket sales

University’s third-party ticket vendor site crashes again, stalling FlashFest ticket sales

Jenna Bal, Campus Editor March 15, 2023

Minutes after ticket sales for FlashFest went live Tuesday, Kent State’s third-party ticket vendor website crashed. Tickets for FlashFest’s Lil Yachty performance and the men’s and women’s basketball...

Kent DJ opens for Quavo

Brianna Phillips, Reporter April 26, 2022

Kyle Macon, better known as DJ Smillz, walked onto the MACC Annex stage April 14, eager to share his skills with the packed crowd of Kent State students. “[It’s] something I still haven’t mentally...

Quavo, the co-founder of hip-hop trio Migos, performs at FlashFest on Thursday, April 14, 2022. Members of Undergraduate Student Government worked quickly to get Quavo to perform after original headlining artist Blackbear, pulled out of the show Tuesday due to COVID-19 exposure.

Blackbear to Quavo: USG hosts successful FlashFest concert despite last minute changes 

Alton Northup, Reporter April 15, 2022

Cristal Ramirez had one thing to say to the hundreds of students gathered in the M.A.C.C. for the annual FlashFest concert held by the Undergraduate Student Government. “If you could do one thing...

Quavo has signed on as the new headline act for FlashFest 2022 after a tour crew member for Blackbear tested positive for COVID-19.

Quavo to replace Blackbear at FlashFest 2022

Alton Northup, Senior Reporter April 14, 2022

A day after Undergraduate Student Government announced Blackbear would no longer headline FlashFest following a positive COVID test in his touring crew, Quavo has signed on as the new headline act, according...

Blackbear no longer attending FlashFest following COVID exposure

Alexandra Golden, Assigning Editor April 12, 2022

Blackbear will not be performing because someone on his team tested positive for COVID-19, according to an Instagram post from Kent State Undergraduate Student Government.   The outdoor portion...

USG released tentative candidate list for 2021 election

Blake Westover Reporter February 22, 2021

Blastoff, Homecoming and Flashfest: most students have at least one great memory from these Kent State traditions. Whether it was DaBaby, Chloe x Halle or Do It For The Culture, USG planned and implemented...


Ethan Miller November 8, 2020

LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 09: "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek speaks as he is inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Broadcasting Hall of Fame during the NAB Achievement in Broadcasting Dinner...

Students cheer in front of the outdoor stage at FlashFest on Thursday, April 11, 2019.

FlashFest 2019 photo gallery

Devon Keller April 12, 2019

Kent State students greet DJ Pauly D with cheers as he walks out on the stage at FlashFest on Thursday, April 11, 2019.DJ Pauly D laughs through tech issues during the beginning of his set for FlashFest...

Young Thug performed in front of a light show in the MACC at FlashFest on Thursday, April 11, 2019.

Young Thug excites MAC Center with electric FlashFest performance

Henry Palattella April 12, 2019

Fifty-eight minutes into his set at at FlashFest, Young Thug wanted the crowd gathered in the M.A.C. Center to be quiet. Thug, who had just finished singing “Pick up the Phone,” was asking for a moment...

2 Chainz to headline 2018 FlashFest

Rose Driehaus March 22, 2018

Kent State Undergraduate Student Government revealed the 24th annual FlashFest will be held Thursday, April 19th.Tickets go on sale April 3rd and it is 2 tickets per student.The event takes place at two...

Lil Uzi Vert to be fall headliner this October

Rachel Duthie August 28, 2017

Lil Uzi Vert will come to campus Oct. 8 as Kent State's fall headliner.Uzi gained national attention in 2016 for his hit single “Money Longer,” along with his several mixtapes, including “Luv is...

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