WCU to feature live music, outdoor movie at Valley Ballyhoo

art ballyhooWestern Carolina University will host two bands and screen the horror film “Cabin in the Woods” on Saturday, Aug. 18, as part of the university’s annual outdoor Valley Ballyhoo event.

Designed to help connect students with WCU and surrounding community, Valley Ballyhoo features an organization and merchant fair with information tables as well as free food and games from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

Then, Asheville band Kovacs and the Polar Bear will take the stage at the Central Plaza. The band, which performs a unique style of music with folk and rock flavors, captured an audience choice prize at the Asheville Music Video Awards and recently performed at Bele Chere.

Kovacs and the Polar Bear will be followed at 8 p.m. by Black Mountain group Floating Action. Inspired by musician, songwriter and producer Seth Kauffman, Floating Action performs music that crosses dub, folk, blues, garage rock, soul, reggae, gospel, bossa nova and country genres.

At 9 p.m., the American horror movie “Cabin in the Woods” will be screened on the lawn of A.K. Hinds University Center.

All events are free and open to the public. In the event of rain, the bands will perform in the Grandroom of the University Center, and the movie will be shown in the center’s theater.

For more information contact Davis at 828.227.3622 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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