Rising Indie Acoustic duo and band, D and Chi, will be headlining at the Wingspan Music Festival as a part of UNT’s 125th anniversary celebration, Wingspan Week.
The event will be live at 5:00 p.m. on Friday April 15, in the Library Mall where angus burgers, vegetarian chili, fruit, and cupcakes will be served to students at no cost to them.
“D and Chi focuses on lyrical substance, vocal harmonies, a tight sound and anthemic Ballads filled with passion to connect with a crowd that is best described as “all ages,” according to DandChiMusic.com
“We wanted to stay away from a narrow genre, such as country or hip-hop, because we wanted to focus on more uplifting and positive music,” Coordinator for Student Affairs Administration Austin Chappelle said.
D and Chi performed at UNT on August 22, 2015 and was very well received by students, according to Chappelle.
Indie Alternative musician and UNT student Kelsey McLaughlin will be opening for D and Chi.
“My music is influenced by my musical taste which includes mostly indie alternative music and indie folk similar to the music performed by D and Chi,” senior public relations student Kelsey McLaughlin said.
Kelsey was selected to perform at the Wingspan Music Festival because of previous performances at University Program Council events, namely the Open Mic Series, according to Chappelle.
“We thought it was important to have one of our own sharing the stage as it felt only fitting given that our event is 100 percent for our students,” Chappelle said.
The Wingspan Music Festival will serve as the last public event offered to students during Wingspan week which began on April 11th and will hold its last private event, the Talons Alumni Banquet, on April 17th.
“There won’t be any speeches, announcements, or reveals. It will simply be an event that offers all students free food, drinks, and music, to come and go at their leisure,” Chappelle said.
Wingspan Week will host events that seek to meet the needs of all of the diverse students at UNT, according to event safety graduate assistant Zach Yeager.
“It’s a week of free food, free events, and a large celebration of all UNT students and the institutions achievements after 125 years of excellence,” Yeager said.
D and Chi of Red Oak, Texas will be performing at UNT as a part of their second tour, following performances at the University of North Carolina and the University of Memphis.
Their latest EP D and Chi: Live at Cinderblock Sessions is available for purchase on iTunes.
Student Affairs Administration Coordinator
Event Safety Graduate Assistant
Opening Act for D and Chi
Public Relations Major
Written By: Andrea Masamba