University Press

Annual bonfire to announce OwlFest lineup, Homecoming theme

The event will feature live music, as well as help kick off the football season.

Owlsley+stands+in+front+of+the+bonfire+in+fall+2016.+This+year+will+be+FAU%27s+11th+annual+bonfire.+Photo+by+Max+Jackson
Owlsley stands in front of the bonfire in fall 2016. This year will be FAU's 11th annual bonfire. Photo by Max Jackson

Owlsley stands in front of the bonfire in fall 2016. This year will be FAU's 11th annual bonfire. Photo by Max Jackson

Max Jackson

Max Jackson

Owlsley stands in front of the bonfire in fall 2016. This year will be FAU's 11th annual bonfire. Photo by Max Jackson

Cameren Boatner, News Editor

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Rock group We the Kings and hip-hop group Travis Porter will visit the Boca campus Friday as part of this year’s 11th annual bonfire.

In between the two acts, the artist lineup for FAU’s annual concert OwlFest and the Homecoming theme will be announced. The event will also feature Lane Kiffin, FAU Athletics members, and President John Kelly encouraging students to support the football team this season.

The bonfire will be held on the Housing Lawn and is put on by Program Board, the student-run group that organizes on-campus events. While the event is free for students to attend, they will need their Owl Cards to get in.

An Owl Radio DJ will start things off before We the Kings performs at 7:30 p.m.

FAU Athletics and President Kelly will then take the stage. The next day, FAU’s first home game of the season will take place at 2 p.m.

Following Athletics, the OwlFest lineup and the Homecoming theme will be revealed around 8:30 p.m. Hip-hop trio Travis Porter will headline roughly 15 minutes later.

“Overall layout and feel of the event will be similar to last year. We had a significant increase in attendance after our move to the Housing Lawn and we look forward to continued growth and excitement,” Student Activities and Involvement Assistant Director Richard Mahler said.

Though he isn’t sure of the exact cost of the event yet, Mahler said it should be around $60,000-$70,000 in total.

The last event of the night is the bonfire lighting at 9:45 p.m.

Check back with the University Press for its coverage of the event, as well as what the Nov. 8 OwlFest and the Nov. 4-10 Homecoming will look like this year.

Cameren Boatner is the news editor of the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email [email protected].

About the Contributors
Cameren Boatner, News Editor
Cameren is a senior multimedia journalism major and digital marketing minor who’s previously worked as a staff writer. She currently works as an intern at Debt.com and spends her free time at the beach or watching Marvel movies.
Max Jackson, Staff Photographer
Max is a political science and economics major with the goal of running for Congress in district 22 (Boca Raton).  He joined the University Press in 2012 to shoot football. In his spare time Max likes to travel the country in search of the darkest skies to photograph the Milky Way.
Leave a Comment

Do you have something to say? Submit your comments below

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Annual bonfire to announce OwlFest lineup, Homecoming theme

    News

    FAU student Uber discount now available

  • Annual bonfire to announce OwlFest lineup, Homecoming theme

    News

    Florida politicians visit FAU Boca campus, encourage students to vote

  • Annual bonfire to announce OwlFest lineup, Homecoming theme

    News

    Early voting to be held at FAU

  • Annual bonfire to announce OwlFest lineup, Homecoming theme

    News

    FAU poll reveals close Florida Senate, governor race

  • Annual bonfire to announce OwlFest lineup, Homecoming theme

    News

    Schmidt Complex is cutting into student parking

  • Annual bonfire to announce OwlFest lineup, Homecoming theme

    News

    Boca campus Student Union to undergo $24 million facelift

  • Annual bonfire to announce OwlFest lineup, Homecoming theme

    News

    FAU to feature South Florida artists

  • Annual bonfire to announce OwlFest lineup, Homecoming theme

    News

    FAU police reports Broward community college rape

  • Annual bonfire to announce OwlFest lineup, Homecoming theme

    News

    Eleventh annual bonfire brings out thousands

  • Annual bonfire to announce OwlFest lineup, Homecoming theme

    News

    21 Savage and Juicy J to headline OwlFest