Student showcase to take Colonials Weekend spotlight

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.

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