April Entertainment Sponsored by IWU Student Senate

March 30, 2006

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Illinois Wesleyan University's Student Senate will sponsor a weekend of entertainment, including performances by comedians Daniel Tash and Eddie Gossling, as well as The Pat McGee Band and Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers in the Hansen Student Center (300 Beecher St., Bloomington).

On Friday, April 7 at 8 p.m., comedians Tash and Gossling will perform a show that is free and open to the public.  Doors open at 7 p.m.

Tash, one of the most successful and requested college comedy acts, has performed at more than 700 campuses.  He has made appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, MTV's Punk'd, as well as numerous performances on Comedy Central.  He has performed worldwide at comedy festivals, and recently completed his premiere CD, True Stories I Made Up.

Gossling has performed across the U.S. and Canada at numerous comedy festivals and clubs.  He has been seen nationwide on Comedy Central's Premium Blend, as well as on the new season of "Comedy Central Presents," with his own half hour special.

On Saturday, April 8 at 8 p.m., The Pat McGee Band and Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers will perform.  Doors open at 7 p.m.  The event is free to IWU students with a student I.D., and $10 for the general public.  Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

The Pat McGee Band, who plays more than 250 shows annually, are known by critics for their musicianship and carefully crafted songs that "don't cater to short-lived trends and whims of the marketplace."  Formed in 1996, the Pat McGee Band has earned a loyal following nationwide.  Known by critics for their "electrifying live show," the Pat McGee Band boasts a mixture of music that appeals to all ages.

Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers, known by critics for "replacing rock attitude with sincerity," have played more than 300 shows and sold over 10,000 copies of their independently released albums in the past two years.

For additional information, contact Sarah Baldocchi, Student Senate entertainment commissioner, at (309)556-1367.

Contact: Meg Dubuque, (309) 556-3181