By: Olivia Adams
There were a lot of fireworks and royalty at Ferris State’s annual fall music show, Autumn Alive, on Thursday, November 1.
Ferris State PRSSA contributed to the success of this event by taking on Autumn Alive as one of their clients.
Members of client relations promoted the event by creating press releases and had them published in various online media outlets.
Fireworks and We The Kings performed live in Wink Arena last Thursday. Students and area community members lined up early to get front row seats for the show. Guests came dressed head to toe in costumes, glow sticks, and We The Kings gear.
Fireworks, a pop-punk band, from Metro-Detroit, opened the show Thursday night.
“It was great performing for Ferris,” said Chris Mojan, guitarist for Fireworks. “Everyone in the crowd was cool and everyone who ran the stage was awesome.”
Followed by Fireworks there was a costume contest on stage. Students were encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes and enter the costume contest, which was judged by Fireworks. The winners received tickets to Turn Up The Good, a meet and greet with the bands, and a gift certificate to Quinn’s Music.
After the costume contest, We The Kings kicked off their performance like none before. The lights went low and the song “Ball So Hard” by Jay-Z and Kanye West shook the roof while We The Kings ran on stage dressed in Halloween costumes. They transitioned straight into their song “She Takes Me High” which created a memorable start to the concert.
We The Kings surprised the audience Thursday night by announcing that they were filming Autumn Alive for the music video of their new single called “Party, Fun, Love, & Radio.”
Students, community members, and Music Industry Management students had a great time at this year’s Autumn Alive. All of the hard work and planning by MIMA contribution of its sponsors, and the assistance of PRSSA, made for an unforgettable night.