KNOXVILLE — Recording artist Ben Folds will perform live at the fourth annual Volapalooza on Friday, April 28 on the University of Tennessee campus.
Gates open at 7:30 p.m. and the concert will begin at 8 p.m. at Fiji Island on Volunteer Blvd. across from Tom Black Track. Volapalooza is free and open to the public. UT students should bring their student ID. Seating is limited and will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.
Volapalooza is an annual event organized by the Campus Entertainment Board (CEB). Last year, Robert Randolph and The Family Band and Ingram Hill performed for more than 2,500 students. The CEB said they expect this year’s Volapalooza to draw an even larger crowd.
CEB Chair Emily Stevens said the board is constantly evaluating ways to improve their events.
“Last year students said they were hungry at Volapalooza, so this year, we have Dominos catering the event. They will sell pizza and drinks throughout the entire concert,” said Stevens.
Best known as the leader and songwriter behind Ben Folds Five, Ben Folds became well known in the mid-1990s. The group disbanded in 2000, but Folds went on to release his solo debut Rockin’ the Suburbs in 2001. Friday’s performance with include special guest Chris Mills.
The Campus Entertainment Board is a member of the Central Program Council, a source for more than 150 educational, recreational, social and cultural programming events each year.