Spring Concert Successfully Returned to Campus
After a two-year pandemic-induced absence, ASI’s Spring Concert returned to the campus of Cal State Fullerton and boasted a turnout of over 5,000 students to see multi-faceted singer/songwriter MAX, and headliner, Grammy Award-winning Miguel, on the intramural fields May 7.
“It was really special to be able to finally return to an in-person concert and give our students a sense of pride and reward their resiliency after such a difficult two years away,” said Austin Ysais, ASI’s Manager of Student Programming.
The annual ASI Spring Concert has become a staple of the CSUF college experience and has continued to grow over the years. The musical festival style event has typically featured live performances, food trucks, photo booths, carnival rides, and more.
Past Spring Concert performers include high-profile artists such as Kanye West, Rae Sremmurd, Dominic Fike, Waka Flocka Flame, Ludacris, Zhu, and Porter Robinson. This year’s concert met the bar set by these previous artists.
Opening the 2022 show was MAX, who is best known for his platinum single “Lights Down Low,” which has been streamed over half a billion times on platforms such as Spotify, Amazon Music, and YouTube.com. MAX’s popularity continues to grow globally, and he released his most recent single “Gucci Bag” just prior to his ASI Spring Concert appearance.
Fresh off his performance with Diplo on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on May 28, R&B star Miguel’s stage and performance lit up the nighttime sky and energized the Titan student body well into the spring evening.
“It was such a euphoric moment for my first Spring Concert experience,” said fourth year Communications major Gwynnevere De La Cruz.
Miguel may be one of the most decorated ASI Spring Concert guests at the time of their performance. He is a 12-time Grammy Award nominee that earned the award in 2013 for his Best R&B song “Adorn.” He has also won a pair of BET Awards and four Soul Train Music Awards since hitting the airwaves in 2011.
“This year showed students that their university and fellow Titans can produce a major concert with world class talent,” said Ysais. “We’ll build off this and provide another memorable experience for our students next year too.”
To learn more about all the events Student Programming has to offer, please visit asi.fullerton.edu/programming