Acapellapalooza, a performance at Lisner Auditorium showcasing GW’s student a capella groups, is headlining this year’s Colonials Weekend, according to a University release last week.
The weekend has traditionally included sold-out performances by guest celebrities. Bands like The Fray and Train and comedians including Jon Stewart, Seth Meyers and Bill Maher have headlined recent Colonials Weekend shows.
Acapellapalooza is a Colonials Weekend mainstay but previously had taken a backseat to the other acts.
Tracy Arwari, the director of the office of student support and family engagement, said in the release that this year’s family weekend – which will take place Oct. 14 to 16 – will highlight students’ talents.
“We are so excited that this year’s Colonials Weekend will showcase the student experience,” Arwari said.
The GW Band will also perform a concert in Lisner Auditorium Oct. 15, according to the release.
Students and families can attend traditional Colonials Weekend events, like the neighborhood block party, a jazz brunch and Colonials Invasion, according to a calendar for the weekend.