East Bay welcomes new and former students with 28th annual ‘al Fresco’

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East Bay welcomes new and former students with 28th annual ‘al Fresco’

Photo by Shannon Stroud/The Pioneer

Photo by Shannon Stroud/The Pioneer

Photo by Shannon Stroud/The Pioneer

Kali Persall,
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Nothing says welcome to a new school year at Cal State East Bay like a free concert.

The university will continue its tradition of ringing in fall term with its 28th annual al Fresco, a festival hosted by the Student Life and Leadership department.

This year’s celebration will feature live performances by Bay Area hip hop and contemporary R&B artists Kamaiyah and Marc E. Bassy, as well as East Bay’s own Joe Tolo, who performed under Christina Aguilera’s mentorship on NBC’s “The Voice.”

Last year, attendees saw live performances by Pia Mia, Casey Veggies and Joe Tolo as well.

The festival will feature over 100 resource tables, representing various clubs and organizations on campus.

Free lunch, prizes, giveaways, games and activities will also be offered, according to Student Life and Leadership.

The event will take place next Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the courtyard and walkway in front of the Arts and Education building.