WCSB, CSU’s student-run, non-commercial, not-for-profit radio station, is hosting the 2023 Halloween Ball on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at The Beachland Ballroom & Tavern.
Hosted by the Cleveland Vaudeville duo Pinch & Squeal, the ball features a full lineup of eight different local and state ensembles slated to perform live in the venue’s ballroom and tavern.
“We are so stoked on this lineup and we think there’s something for everyone!” shared WCSB’s Promotions Director Scott Heisel. “There’s hip-hop (Red Rose Panic), indie rock (Rozwell Kid), reggae (Stop The Presses) and more — plus a band comprised entirely of CSU students (Whiffler). We even got Cleveland punk legends This Moment In Black History to reunite for their first show in half a decade! We’re confident that this bill is as sonically and culturally diverse as our city, and we hope our fellow Vikings turn out and turn up.”
The ballroom performances include Cleveland punk band This Moment in Black History, West Virginia indie-rock quartet Rozwell Kid, Cleveland indie-rock trio Whiffler and Akron hip-hop/R&B/rock hybrid band Red Rose Panic.
Afterwards, the night will transition into the tavern for live performances from Brooklyn goth-folk duo Charming Disaster, New York City reggae-rock band Stop the Presses, Canadian “dream pop” band Bleeder and electronic Brooklyn duo Telecult Powers.
Accompanying the live music is a costume contest with cash prizes.
“We’re excited to see all of our listeners live and in the flesh,” said Heisel. “We have a very loyal and supportive listenership who continues to make us the No. 1 college radio station in Cleveland, but due to the one-sided nature of radio, we rarely get to hang out and connect in person. The Halloween Ball gives us a chance to give our audience a jam-packed night of live music for a price that can’t be beat: 100 percent free!”
The ball is free and open to attendees of all ages. RSVP for the event here.
WCSB is the university’s radio session that seeks “to provide an alternative source of news and entertainment to our listening community.” WCSB is known for its setlist of alternative music and ethnically diverse programming, as well as weekly public affairs programs that facilitate discussion on a variety of subjects.
Students who are a part of WCSB are trained on equipment operation and production, work with marketing and promotion, and more. Learn more about the radio station here.