Get To Know Your Fall Concert Artists

Julia Conant, Arts & Entertainment Editor

As the fall semester at Central Connecticut slowly comes to a close, Central Activities Network has decided to give students something to look forward to; a fall concert.

On Saturday, Nov. 2, Central’s Fall Concert will take place at 7 p.m. in Welte Auditorium. It’ll feature four artists: PUBLIC, MAGIC GIANT, Waka Flocka Flame and MISSIO. For those students who haven’t heard of these artists before, descriptions of each performer can be found below.


The first opener of the fall concert, PUBLIC is a pop trio hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio. It features John Vaughn on lead vocals and guitar, Matthew Alvarado on bass synth and vocals and Ben Lapps on percussion. Their most listened to song on Spotify is “Make You Mine,” with over 30 million streams. The band is proud of this song’s success, as their Twitter bio reads, “have you heard ‘Make You Mine?’”

Their most recent song  was in 2017, entitled “Sweet Lemonade.”


The second opener of the night is set to be MAGIC GIANT, an indie folk trio from Los Angeles, California. The band formed in 2014 and consists of Austin Bisnow on lead vocals, cello, synthesizer and percussion, Zambricki Li on several various string instruments and backing vocals and Brian Zaghi on the acoustic guitar, cello, bass, percussion and backing vocals.

The band’s most recent release was their 2017 album “In The Wind.” This 15-song album is the band’s debut album.

From mid-January until late February in 2020, both MAGIC GIANT and PUBLIC will be touring the United States with the band “American Authors.”

Waka Flocka Flame

Students who attended Central in the spring of 2018 may remember Waka Flocka Flame from the spring concert. Well, the hip hop rapper from Atlanta is returning to be the first headliner of C.A.N.’s 2019 fall concert.

Waka Flocka started his music career in 2009 and he is known for songs such as “O Let’s Do it,” “Hard in da Paint” and “No Hands.” In 2011, “No Hands” won BET Hip Hop Awards’ “Best Club Banger” award.


The final headliner is synth pop duo from Austin, Texas, MISSIO. MISSIO was kind enough to agree to the fall concert after Jesse McCartney, the original final headliner of the fall concert cancelled due to conflicts in his schedule.

MISSIO formed in 2014 with front-man, songwriter and producer Matthew Brue and songwriter and producer David Butler.

MISSIO’s most recent release was a 2019 album titled “The Darker The Weather // The Better The Man.” This album was the band’s second, with their first being “Loner” which was released in 2017.

To attend C.A.N.’s Fall Concert, students must get a free wristband in the Student Center lobby between 2:30 and 7 p.m. the day before the concert (Friday, Nov. 1). Wristbands will be non-transferable and you cannot pick up a wristband for a friend.

Once you have a wristband, be sure to show up at Welte Auditorium at 6:15 p.m. when doors open if you want to see any of the artists mentioned above perform.