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Broward College Hosts First Ever Seahawk Festival

All day entertainment event featuring Wyclef Jean and Walshy Fire of Major Lazer, hosted by Miami's Own Irie

DAVIE, Fla. (February 2, 2018) – On Thursday, March 29, Broward College will host its first Seahawk Festival, an all-day entertainment event including musical performances and engaging activities for current and prospective students and the general public. Festivities will begin at 10 a.m. at the A. Hugh Adams Central Campus in Davie, Fla. and will culminate in a concert headlined by Grammy Award-winning performing artist Wyclef Jean, plus special guests Walshy Fire who is a current member of Major Lazer, and Miami native IRIE.

"I am incredibly excited to be the special guest host of Broward College's first Seahawk Festival – a full day of activities, events, live music and a wonderful gathering for students along with their friends and families," said IRIE. "We are going to make the Seahawk Festival the event of the year!"

The Festival will begin with campus tours and informational booths for prospective students, followed by Broward College student and local DJ performances. Festival goers also will enjoy food and beverage options from a variety of on-site food trucks. The grand finale for the all-day event will feature live performances by members of the Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network, followed by Wyclef Jean with special guests Walshy Fire and IRIE.

"This initiative will make the student life experience at Broward College extraordinary," said Don Cook, Broward College executive director of marketing and strategic initiatives. "In addition to supporting their academic goals, we want to ensure the college experience offers extracurricular activities that celebrate culture, diversity, and inclusion. It's also a great opportunity to open our doors to the community and further strengthen our relationship with its residents."

Tickets are $15 per person for Broward College students and $25 per person for the general public. VIP tickets are $50 per person and include an enclosed area, seating near the stage, two beverage vouchers (beer, wine, or soft drinks), and a Meet & Greet with a performing artist. Concert gates open at 6:45 p.m. and entertainment begins at 7:00 p.m.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.seahawkfestival.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the Bailey Hall Box Office at the A. Hugh Adams Central Campus in Davie, Fla. Call (954) 201-6884 for details. The box office and phone lines are open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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