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Aaron Carter concert on South Green today

Local DJs and fun and games also part of event


The University Program Council and the Black Student Cultural Programming Board will host an event titled, "#TBTwithUPC," at 4 p.m. at South Beach on the Athens Campus.

The event will feature a concert from '90s pop artist Aaron Carter and guest performances by local DJ's A-Roc and B-Funk. The Aaron Carter concert will begin at 6 p.m.

As a prelude to the long awaited throwback concert, South Beach will be filled with interactive games, inflatables, and airbrush snapback stations for students who seek the true "throwback" experience.

The event will also house a roller-skating rink, as well as an Instagram photo booth for students who are looking to document their nostalgia with hashtags and filters.

"We planned this event as a kind of 'hoorah' for the last week of classes," says Samantha Caulfield, president of UPC. "It’s so much more than just a concert. It's gonna blow everybody’s mind."

Although UPC is known for planning large-scale events for students throughout the year, this is the first-ever "Throwback Thursday" concert.

Naturally, inviting Aaron Carter to campus ignited the excitement of the UPC as girls that are our age had posters of him on their walls growing up," states Caulfield. UPC is very excited to have him as a guest on campus.

"Originally, we were going to have this event be a part of our annual '90s night or Space Jam, both of which we hold annually during Senior week," Caulfield reports, "but then when we heard Aaron was interested in coming to Athens we thought to have this event separately."

As the semester draws quickly to a close, the University Program Council and the Black Student Cultural Programming Board have planned the event as a way to celebrate the hard work of students across campus this year.

For more information about the event and how to get involved with UPC, visit: http://ohioupc.com/ or follow UPC on Twitter at: @OhioUPC.