Concerts on Campus?

By Will Lanthier ’18 / Champlain College News

As Champlain College’s campus continues to advance through new additions and developments, student life is looking at new ideas and possible expanded programming on campus. As one of the senators on the SGA, Kathryn Young ’18 recently spoke with Matt Rogers, a concert promoter and talent buyer at Higher Ground about some new ideas for on-campus programs. hg-bulb-small

For those not familiar, Higher Ground is a local club venue in South Burlington that has hosted everything from mainstream music acts to local independent artists, comedians, and poets. Rogers told Young that the new facilities and performance space on Champlain’s campus offer some interesting possibilities.

“I really think this could be great for the Champlain student community,” said Young. “There is so much talent in Burlington and it would be amazing to see some of that on campus.” download

One of the possible venues, Young said, is Finney Quad (weather permitting of course), as well as the college’s new Center for Communication and Creative Media after it opens. The space will adjoin the Hauke Family Center and Alumni Auditorium which is scheduled for completion this summer – right before the Fall 2015 semester. Rogers also noted that spaces like the Fireside Lounge and the Argosy Gymnasium have the accessibility to hold intimate or jam-packed crowds.

What’s next? Young said the SGA wants to hear from you – the students! Who do you want to see come to Champlain? Local acts? Comedy? Do you want Alternative Rock? Indie? Country? Would you be willing to pay? All feedback is needed. SGA_logo

To voice your opinion swing by the SGA office in IDX or send an email to