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Register now to attend free Aggie Park Kickoff Concert

Susan "Sue" Owen '94 August 15, 2022 11:28 AM updated: August 19, 2022 2:48 PM

With the opening of Aggie Park drawing near, fans who plan to attend the Aggie Park Kickoff Concert are asked to register at tx.ag/AggieParkConcertRegister

The Sept. 2 concert headlined by Robert Earl Keen ’78 is free of charge, thanks to sponsors, but registering attendance will allow The Association of Former Students to accurately estimate the resources needed to help the audience have a safe and enjoyable experience.

The number of expected attendees will help determine resources such as the numbers of water stations, restrooms and event staff, so concert-goers are sincerely asked to help by clicking tx.ag/AggieParkConcertRegister and taking just a few seconds to RSVP.

Making the concert possible are sponsors led by Southwest Airlines, the Office of Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp ’72, the Office of Texas A&M President M. Katherine Banks, and Bob ’85 and Kelly ’86 Jordan. They and others will be recognized at the event.

New opening act added

A new Aggie opening act has joined the lineup: Julianna Rankin ’18, a New Braunfels singer-songwriter who has opened for acts such as Stoney LaRue, will start the show, followed by The Barn Dogs, a band of current A&M students, and prominent Texas singer-songwriter Max Stalling ’89. Headlining is Keen, a Distinguished Alumnus of Texas A&M, in his last Aggieland appearance as he bids farewell to touring this year.

Food, drink, parking

Details for concert-goers on food, drink, parking and other questions have now been added to the Aggie Park website. 

Visit AggiePark.tamu.edu and scroll down – or go straight to tx.ag/AggieParkConcertFAQ –  to read the Frequently Asked Questions, featuring helpful information including:

  • Guests can bring food, beverages, coolers, one chair or towel per person and other allowed items to the concert (see list in FAQ).
  • However, guests cannot leave items in the park afterward, for example while attending Midnight Yell Practice after the concert ends. Items left in the park will be discarded immediately after the concert as the park is cleaned in preparation for gameday events the next morning.
  • We recommend returning to your car in between the concert and Midnight Yell if you have items with you that you will not be able to take into Kyle Field. For Kyle Field’s clear bag rules and more information on attending Midnight Yell, please refer to midnightyell.tamu.edu.
  • Vendors will offer food and non-alcoholic beverage sales at the concert, and free hydration stations will be available.

Details on these and much more are in the FAQ; please share the link with fellow attendees! 

The concert will take place at The Stage at Aggie Park – one of the many new sites being created as Aggie Park’s development transforms 20 acres at the heart of A&M’s campus into a premier green space offering locations for gathering and recreation.

View plans, progress and camera feeds for Aggie Park at AggiePark.tamu.edu/home.

The development of Aggie Park is being entirely funded by private donations, with generous donors providing an estimated $35 million. The Association of Former Students is leading the fundraising effort as well as providing contractor and project oversight, and will turn the park over to Texas A&M University upon completion for generations of the Aggie Network to enjoy.

 

See, hear and experience Aggies’ unique stories at IAmTheWhy.com. The Association of Former Students has played a part in making each and every story possible. It’s WHY we do what we do.



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