Country performer to play at tailgate

Students will not need to travel far to give parents the true Fort Worth honky-tonk experience this Family Weekend. The Student Government Association is bringing it all to campus.Texas country music performer Kevin Fowler will perform at 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the Brachman parking lot. Fowler’s performance is part of an attempt by SGA to get upperclassmen to attend the student tailgate, said Aaron Wolfe, a junior advertising/public relations major and vice chair of Programming Council.

“We know that Kevin Fowler is a popular name among students,” said Jace Thompson, a senior accounting major and SGA president. “One of the goals of SGA was to bring big names to campus.”

Fowler’s new album, “Bring It On,” was released Tuesday. His popular songs such as “The Lord Loves a Drinking Man” and “Loose, Loud and Crazy” are projected to bring an entirely new crowd to the event.

“The Family Weekend barbecue usually caters to the freshman class,” Wolfe said. “We hope Fowler at the tailgate will bring out more upperclassmen.”

Fowler creates music geared toward 20 and 30 somethings who grew up watching MTV as well as CMT, according to his Web site.

SGA’s incorporation of music provides good entertainment for the students prior to the game, said Greg Franklin, a sophomore business major.

“I would encourage the students and their families to come out,” Thompson said. “The more people there, the more fun it seems to be.”

Last year, approximately 800 students attended the Family Weekend tailgate. Organizers hope to have at least 1,200 students and their families in attendance this year, Wolfe said.

Family Weekend is today through Sunday. Additional weekend events include a Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre, Spotlight TCU and the Senior Ring Ceremony.

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