Kappa Alpha Theta will host Rock the Casa this weekend, featuring local band Próxima Parada (pictured above with sorority members). “I’m excited because it’s a brand new event that we’re launching, and it can get everyone involved in the community,” business administration junior and chief marketing officer for Kappa Alpha Theta Emily Mallett said.
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Will there be security?
That’s what Street Urchinz, a reggae-rock band based out of Sacramento, is wondering about Kappa Alpha Theta’s Rock the Casa charity benefit concert this Friday … just in case they come wearing only socks a la Red Hot Chili Peppers.
“You know, we might scare people away, or the opposite might happen,” said keyboardist Russell Fluty. “You never know, so I’m wondering, will they have security in case the girls swarm us?”
Fluty is joking, of course. But the band is pondering how it’s going to kick off the show in style.
“It will be a Street Urchinz performance to remember,” Fluty said. “It’s our first time playing on this college campus, which is a plus because we love smart, educated, beautiful women — it’s a Street Urchinz value — so we’re going to have to do something special. We’re still debating on what we’re going to do, but we’re creative guys, so we’ll come to a consensus before the show.”
The band has two days to come up with something legendary.
Street Urchinz will “rock the casa” along with Próxima Parada, Louder Space and Moonshiner Collective from 6-11 p.m. on Friday in Chumash Auditorium. Próxima Parada and Louder Space are both Cal Poly-grown bands.
Panhellenic sorority Kappa Alpha Theta is hoping to sell out the auditorium and raise approximately $10,000 for CASA of San Luis Obispo, said Dani Berton, communication studies sophomore and philanthropy and service director for the sorority.
“What’s really special about this is that the money goes to CASA of San Luis Obispo, and so it will help kids that are in our local community directly,” Berton said. “Just in general, CASA provides mentorship to kids who really don’t have a voice and are going through a very complicated foster system. They advocate for the rights of abused and neglected children.”
The show is open to all ages, and it will feature reggae, rock, folk and blues music.
The concert is Kappa Alpha Theta’s first foray into a benefit show. The sorority is well-known for Burritos for CASA, its annual fall philanthropy.
“I’m excited because it’s a brand new event that we’re launching, and it can get everyone involved in the community,” business administration junior and chief marketing officer for Kappa Alpha Theta Emily Mallett said. “Music brings everyone together, especially since we’re showcasing two Cal Poly bands.”
Tickets are $10 presale and $15 at the door.