Mat Franco and Kazual to Perform During Family Weekend

Sept. 20, 2013          

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Magician Mat Franco and R&B and Hip-Hop group Kazual will be part of the entertainment provided during Family Weekend, September 27 through September 29.

Franco will perform on Friday, September 27 at the Hansen Student Center (300 E. Beecher St., Bloomington). The show starts at 8 p.m. and doors will open approximately 30 minutes prior to show time.

Franco, a magician, comedian and mind-reader who was named Campus Activities Magazine’s 2013 Best Male Performer, started watching tapes of magic shows at the age of four. Two years later he began to learn the secrets behind the magic by pressing the “slow motion” button on his VCR remote.

On Saturday, September 28, Kazual (pronounced Casual), will perform at the Hansen Student Center at 9 p.m. Doors will open about 30 minutes before the show begins.

Kazual’s sound is said to be a unique mix of R&B, Hip-Hop and Dirty Pop, which the group calls “DooWopHipPop.” The quartet has previously opened for artists such as Destiny’s Child and Nelly, and their vocals have been featured on the GUY III album song, “Tellin Me No.”

For additional information about the performances contact the Office of Student Activities at (309) 556-3850.

Contact: Danielle Kamp ‘15 (309) 556-3181,