The first concert at the new yakʔitʸutʸu living community amphitheater will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, featuring All Time Low and gnash.
All Time Low is an American punk rock band, known for their hits “Dear Maria, Count Me In” and “Missing You.” Opening for All Time Low is pop rock artist, gnash, best known for his song with Olivia O’Brien, “I Love U, I Hate U.”
All Time Low contacted Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) after realizing that other venues in San Luis Obispo would not fit their audience as well as the amphitheater would, experience industry management senior and ASI Musical Entertainment Assistant Director Jennie Diaz said. The concert, organized by ASI, is part of All Time Low’s Summer Ever After tour.
This will be the first concert held in the new living community’s outdoor amphitheater, located on a large patch of grass in the center of all of the residence halls.
“This venue is so beautiful,” Diaz said. “When I imagine a perfect outdoor space for a concert, this is it.”
The amphitheater consists of descending concrete stairs met with a large grass lawn. The stage will be set on the stairs facing the resident hall buildings. Those in attendance will be able to choose whether they want to be close to the stage or set up camp on the lawn.
Thursday’s show is a monumental event for ASI, as its unique location will set the bar for future ASI events, according to Diaz.
History senior and elewexe resident advisor Charlie Williams is one of the many students excited for Thursday’s show.
“Seeing All Time Low is my seventh grade dream come true,” Williams said. “They are such a throwback, but I have some good memories rocking out to them.”
Williams also described the concert as a great opportunity for freshmen to get excited about living on campus and for upperclassmen to get to see yakʔitʸutʸu for the first time.
Admission is free for students with a valid Polycard. Doors for the show open at 4:30 p.m.