Community Invited to Aces Fan Fest


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As part of Homecoming 2013 Reunion Weekend, the University of Evansville will host the third annual Aces Fan Fest, which is free and open to the community.

The Aces Fan Fest will take place from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, November 2 at the corner of Sixth and Locust streets, next to the Ford Center – where the UE women’s basketball team plays the University of Southern Indiana at noon and the men’s team plays the University of Illinois-Springfield at 4 p.m.

Aces Fan Fest will feature a performance by Berteal, an award-winning, sister-brother acoustic music duo featuring UE alumni Kim Gentry ’97 and Chad Gentry ’03. The band will perform from 1-2:30 p.m.

Berteal’s recent accolades include best group/duo in the 2012 International Acoustic Music Awards, finalists in the USA Songwriting Competition (which earned them a performance at SXSW in Austin, Texas), and a 2013 showcase at the renowned Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee. Berteal also placed second in the 2013 Woody Guthrie Songwriting Contest, winning a performance slot at the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Oklahoma.

Other activities at the Aces Fan Fest include food vendors, a beer garden, a chili cook-off, a student dance crew competition (2:30-3 p.m.), a performance by local musician Scott Winzinger (3-4 p.m.), photos with UE mascot Ace Purple, and children’s activities.