This year's Modstock concert is slated to take place on May 5 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Modular parking lot. The winner of BC's Best, who will be announced after the competition tomorrow night, will go on at 3:30 p.m., and T-Pain is set to perform at 5:00 p.m. according to the Campus Activities Board (CAB). T-Pain is a prolific American singer, songwriter, and record producer, and has been popularized in the mainstream rap genre for albums like Epiphany (2007) and Revolver (2011).
Kevin Polman, CSOM ’17, spearheaded the booking and planning processes as the director of live entertainment. The live entertainment committee is responsible for organizing on campus musical and performance-based events, like Battle of the Bands and Plexapalooza, in addition to Modstock.
Polman described the booking process for performers as an exciting, albeit hectic process that demands a meticulous eye for details and a great deal of patience. “When we choose performers for Modstock, my committee members and I leave no stone unturned,” Polman described. “We closely evaluate every single artist that we think the students would like, and we hope that not only will we get approval from the administration, but we will be able to afford hosting the artist for Modstock.”
Of the procedural nature of the booking process, Polman commented: “We have an agent, essentially a middleman, that talks to all available managers and artists, who provides us with a list of artists that would be a good fit for the event based on the students’ preferred genres of music and other personal tastes.”
The event this year will be beach-themed, likened to a beach party; T-Pain will headline the event as the featured performer. Tickets (traditionally free for Modstock) will be distributed on Friday, April 29, from 9:00 a.m to 11:00 a.m for BC seniors and from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for members of all other classes at Conte Forum. Tickets will also be distributed from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. One ticket will be awarded per student ID: 3500 tickets will be distributed on Friday, and 1500 tickets will be distributed on Saturday.
“We anticipate that many students will be excited to attend,” said Polman. “We’ve put a lot of thought into planning Modstock this year and are sure students will enjoy it.”