Virginia Tech Union has announced the schedule for the 2011-2012 Lively Arts season, which includes performances by comedian Bill Cosby and folk-pop band the Avett Brothers.

The season begins with Cosby’s appearance at the university’s annual Homecoming Comedy Show on Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Burruss Hall Auditorium. The season continues with

  • The Avett Brothers on Tuesday, Nov. 15;
  • Award-winning entertainer and mentalist Craig Karges on Wednesday, Feb. 15; and
  • New Orleans’ world-renowned Preservation Hall Jazz Band on Wednesday, March 28.

All shows are at Burruss Hall Auditorium and are open to the public. Doors will open at 7 p.m. for each event, and performances will start at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices range from $7 to $25 for students, $10 to $45 for faculty and the public, and $7 to $11 for children ages 12 and under.

For information on ticket prices for specific events or for more information on the performers, see the Lively Arts season schedule. Tickets can be purchased online or in person at the ticket office in Squires Student Center.

Free parking is available around the Drillfield with a visitor’s pass from 5-8 p.m. No pass is necessary on the Drillfield after 8 p.m. or on weekends. Parking is also available in the Perry Street Lots and the Perry Street Parking Garage near Prices Fork Road. Find more parking information online or call 540-231-3200.

Virginia Tech Union is a student-run organization advised by Student Centers and Activities, a department in the Division of Student Affairs. Membership in Virginia Tech Union is free and open to all Virginia Tech students. There are 10 committees: alternative sounds, concerts, films, graphic design, house and hospitality, lively arts, public relations, speakers, special events, and Web design. Visit the office in Squires Student Center for more information on becoming a member.



Written by Jennifer Gibson.

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