Festival 88 offers live music for a cause

KCOU will host the event, partnering with Tiger Pantry and the Craft Studio.

KCOU 88.1 FM will host Festival 88 at 7 p.m. April 29 at Rose Music Hall. Sponsored by Music Go Round Columbia, the festival will offer live music, live coverage and a 50/50 raffle with MUTV. The event will also host a food drive that will benefit Tiger Pantry.

Tiger Pantry set a goal to collect about 200 to 250 pounds of food for its food pantry. The Tiger Pantry will use this event to reach out to MU and the Columbia community.

“We believe that the more people that know about us, the more help we can get to help feed those hungry Tigers in need,” Tiger Pantry Director Tyler Hessler says.

KCOU also reached out to local artists, such as Ray Wild, DNA, The Rollups, Enemy Airship and more, to participate.

“I think this event will be very beneficial to CoMo,” Ray Wild’s bassist Ari Shellist says. “It showcases some artists who are starting to come up into the music scene and it is great publicity for student organizations like Tiger Pantry and KCOU.”

In addition to Tiger Pantry and the bands, the Craft Studio will host a promotion at the event to inform the public of its activities and the crafts students can make at its studio.

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