Winterfest comes to CWRU

Tanvi Parmar, Staff Reporter

On Friday Dec. 6 from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., Winterfest will come to the Carlton Commons Multipurpose Room. Winterfest is a winter-holiday concert that donates all proceeds to a different cause every year.

This year, all the event proceeds will go to the Keep a Breast Foundation, which is a non-profit organization devoted to eradicating breast cancer.

“We started Winterfest to foster the winter holiday spirit at Case Western Reserve University, and because this time of year is the time for giving, we will be donating all proceeds to support breast cancer awareness and prevention, ” said Winterfest Vice President Arvind Haran.

Tickets for this event are $5 and are being sold in Nord Hall all week. The money from the tickets will be directly donated to the non-profit organization. With a Winterfest ticket, individuals will be able to enjoy music from a variety of student music groups on campus, food from Chipotle, Chutney Rolls, Jimmy Johns and Pho and Rice, as well as mini-games and raffle prizes.

On top of all this, attendees will get the chance to visit tables that will provide information about self screening for breast cancer.

Some of the student music groups and individuals performing at Winterfest are Radial, Charles Pratt, Alexander and the Greats, Henry Hershey, “The Cleveland Browns,” Speakeasy, Jordan Genovese and The Midnight.

Additionally, Tyler Powell’s Tricking Gang will be showcasing the act of tricking, which is a combination of breakdancing, martial arts and gymnastics.

After the concert, ticket-holders will be able to attend a dance party at 10:30 p.m. and enjoy DJ Troika.

There are also opportunities to win some prizes at and before the event. The first 100 people at the event will receive a free santa hat. If people buy their Winterfest tickets in advance, they will have a chance to win two club seats to a Lake Erie Monsters game.

Winterfest is also sponsored by the Undergraduate Student Government, Chutney Rolls, Cleveland Yoga, Elite Women, S&A Consulting, PrepMD, Residential Hall Association, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Anne van H., Tropical Smoothie Cafe, RonRico Ahbuzaria, Spreading Music at Case, Lake Erie Monsters, Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Cavaliers and Columbus Blue Jackets.

Winterfest Public Relations Chair Ardi Dand said, “What started off as just an idea last year is now becoming a reality. We hope that Winterfest becomes one of the largest events of the fall semester. Hopefully, Winterfest will bring to the campus the joy of giving back while fostering the holiday spirit through music.”