Roaring Loud concert pushed to Spring 2022

Purdue Northwest’s Roaring Loud concert festival will end the year of Roaring Ahead in spring 2022.

The concert featuring performers selected by student ballot was originally planned to take place during the fall semester as a celebration of students’ return to in-person classes. But the administration decided to move the event to the end of spring semester to make it an even bigger celebration

“This school year is the 75th anniversary for both campuses and the fifth anniversary as Purdue Northwest,” said Colin Fewer, associate vice chancellor for Student Affairs and dean of students.

The concert – along with other activities – will now celebrate a return to in-person classes, PNW’s fifth anniversary and the 75th anniversary.

“We felt the end of spring would be the most appropriate as a capstone for the first [academic] year after COVID in addition to the 5/75,” Fewer said.

In addition to the outdoor concert, PNW is planning several activities to create a day-long festival, including inflatables and, possibly, a mechanical bull.

“We are really hoping to get the mechanical bull,” Fewer said. “Students enjoyed it the last time we had it for an event.”

He said PNW still believes the delayed concert and festival can still build a sense of camaraderie among students and faculty.

“We plan these events so we can feel like a community again because we are all in this together,” said Fewer. “We are all one big PNW family.”