Music and message will collide at 8 p.m. Sunday in the Grand Ballroom as the AFTERDARK program comes to SFA. 

AFTERDARK is a free event and will feature a concert by Drew Haolcomb and the Neighbors and a performance by Christian hip hop artist, FEDEL. Renown speaker Joe White will speak on the topic, “Is Jesus relevant?”

One of SFA’s football players, Aaron Thomas, will also serve as a guest speaker. 

“I will be giving a little story about myself and talk about how God has changed my life in different ways,” Thomas said. “I spoke at an event in high school called ‘Fields of Faith,’ but it wasn’t this caliber of an event.”

AFTERDARK is a one night event “designed to relate to college students from all walks of life on campuses from coast to coast,” according to the whatsafterdark website.

The AFTERDARK tour has traveled to universities like Ohio State, Florida, Alabama, Virginia and Indiana. 

“The event is like a $30,000 event that they are letting all people go to for free,” Thomas said. “It is a privilege that they are doing it at SFA. We are by far the smallest university that the event is held at.”

This week students will be promoting AFTERDARK with a concession stand of free food and drinks by Surfin’ Steve from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students who stop by the concession stand can enter to win an iPad. One must be present at AFTERDARK to win the iPad.  

“It’s going to be an awesome, free event that is going to have great live music, alternative and hip hop and a great speaker,” Thomas said. “It should be a ton of fun.”

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