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PREVIEW: Rockin’ With Phi Tau

Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity will host its second annual Rockin’ With Phi Tau event Tuesday.

The event will feature several different Belmont musicians and will raise money for SeriousFun Children’s Network, an organization founded by Phi Tau alum and famous actor, Paul Newman.

“It is a series of camps globally that help terminally and seriously ill children gain self-confidence, self-esteem and help carry them through the rest of their lives, even after they leave that camp,” said Phi Tau Philanthropy Chair Kevin Quinlivan. “We’re just trying to raise as much money as we can to help support that.”

The event will sell food and accept donations from performers and students. There will also be a rocking chair, which students can pay to sit in and sign.

“Students will literally be rockin’ with Phi Tau,” Quinlivan said.

While Rockin’ With Phi Tau is a relatively new fundraising venture for the fraternity, Quinlivan has high hopes for the future of the event, which raised about $1,300 in its first go-around last year.

“I would love to raise $2,000,” Quinlivan said, “We’re trying to build some clout with this event, but that won’t come for a couple of years, probably until people are like ‘Hey, remember Rockin’ With Phi Tau is coming around.’ We don’t have that yet. So with being newer, I think we can easily raise $2,000.”

The event will also feature several Belmont artists from a wide variety of genres. Acoustic acts will perform from noon to 5 p.m., and full bands will perform until 9 p.m.

“There’s a taste for everyone,” Quinlivan said. “It’s just a matter of when you come.”

Rockin’ With Phi Tau will be held on the Bell Tower patio and is open to all Belmont students.

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This article was written by Zach Gilchriest.

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