by Tatiana Torres and Nabhanya Morarji
UT’s annual Party in the Park event is set to take place Friday, March 29 in Henry B. Plant Park from 7-11 p.m. The concert is free for UT students and this year, Student Productions has scheduled the X Ambassadors to perform for the upcoming Party in the Park event. The X Ambassadors are most notable for their songs, “Jungle,” “Renegades” and “Unsteady.” Party in the Park has previously featured artists such as T-Pain, Jesse McCartney and Big Sean.
Party in the Park is a UT tradition for years and is organized by Student Productions. Preparation and planning for the concert begins during the Fall semester, with the help of Student Productions and other campus partners.
“Party in the Park is a free concert for students which allows them to save money and attend a concert right here on our campus,” said John Iaccarino, Student Productions Concert Chair. “We also make sure that our event is accessible to all students so that they are able to enjoy this fun annual event and celebrate the end of the semester.”
The X Ambassadors were nominated for an iHeart Radio Music Award in 2016 for Alternative Rock Artist of the Year and their song “Renegades” was nominated for a Teen Choice Award in the category of Best Rock Song in 2015.
Earlier in 2018, The X Ambassadors JOYFUL tour hit select cities across the US, including sold out shows at the The Belasco Theater in Los Angeles and Brooklyn Steel in New York City.
In addition to many more musical achievements, the X Ambassadors are also dedicated to philanthropy. Sam Harris, lead vocalist, participated in the official Women’s March in January 2017. The X Ambassadors also performed a special show to benefit Planned Parenthood on International Women’s Day.
“It is not everyday you see a band as dedicated to their sound and their impact on their fans as they are,” said Faviola Baéz, freshman nursing major. “I love the X Ambassadors because they are not afraid to speak up for our environment, people with disabilities, etc. This is why I will certainly be attending this years Party in the Park.”
Party in the Park is an event that students all over campus look forward to. Angelina Lantieri, a sophomore entrepreneurship major at UT, said that Party in the Park is a different, affordable and fun activity to enjoy with your friends. Lantieri also added that she will most definitely be attending the event this year.
“I love how UT gives us so many cool activities to partake in. Party in the Park 2019 sounds like a blast,” said freshman nursing major Alexandra Ortiz. “I can’t wait to see the X Ambassadors live on stage. I love their music.”
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