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September 09, 2010
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Huntingdon College
News Release

Huntingdon Presents Switchfoot in Concert at Riverwalk

Montgomery, Ala. — Huntingdon College will present the American alternative rock band Switchfoot in concert with The Almost, Thursday, October 7, at 7:00 p.m. at Riverwalk Amphitheater, 355 Coosa Street, downtown Montgomery.  Advance tickets are $20 per person or $10 each if purchased in groups of 10 or more and available through etix.com, Huntingdon College Office of Student Life, Hilton Garden Inn (Auburn), Courtyard Marriott (Prattville), and SpringHill Suites (Carmichael Road, Montgomery).  Tickets purchased the day of the show are $25 each.  The concert is co-sponsored by the College's Student Government Association, Office of Campus Ministries, Office of Student Life, Faith Radio, St. James United Methodist Church, First United Methodist Church, BankTrust, Regions Bank, and Chick-fil-A. Profits will benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Originally catapulting to fame in the Christian rock genre, Switchfoot gained mainstream recognition with the inclusion of four of their songs in the 2002 movie A Walk to Remember. Their major label debut was The Beautiful Letdown in 2003, followed by Nothing is Sound (2005), Oh! Gravity. (2006), The Best Yet (2007), Hello, Hurricane (2009), and Vice Verses (in production). Currently on a world tour of more than 30 cities, the band has just completed sold-out performances in Sydney, Australia; Tokyo, Japan; Woodlands, Texas; Koln, Germany; Jacksonville, Florida; and Springfield, Missouri.

"We wanted to make this opportunity available to a wider public than we could host on-campus," says Huntingdon College vice president for student life and dean of student Frank Parsons.  "Riverwalk Amphitheater was gracious enough to make their facilities available for what we believe will be dynamic, relevant, and very popular concert. Our student body is very excited about bringing this band to town." 

Riverwalk Amphitheater is an outdoor venue that offers lawn seating--bring your own chairs or blankets.  No outside food or beverage is allowed; full concession will be available to purchase. The concert is rain or shine; no refunds. Gates open at 6:00 p.m.

Huntingdon College, grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Founded in 1854, Huntingdon is a coeducational liberal arts college.

 

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