The Fray to Headline Colonials Weekend

Concert will be held at Charles E. Smith Center

The Fray
June 12, 2013

Grammy-award nominated artists The Fray will perform a concert exclusively for the George Washington University community on Oct. 19, during Colonials Weekend 2013.

The concert will be held at 9 p.m. at the Charles E. Smith Center. The Fray achieved national success with their debut album, “How to Save a Life” and their top ten singles “Over My Head (Cable Car),” and “How to Save a Life” in 2006. Other albums include “The Fray” (2009) and “Scars and Stories” (2012). In early June, the band announced that it had begun work on a fourth album, scheduled for release in 2014.

“We’re excited to welcome The Fray to GW for Colonials Weekend and look forward to their high-energy performance. It’ll be great to hear their iconic songs at an exclusive event in the Smith Center,” said Peter Konwerski, senior associate provost and dean of student affairs. “Who knows? They might even debut some new material.”

Jon Carfagno, executive chair of the GW Program Board, the largest student programming organization on campus, said the board is extremely excited to partner with the university to host The Fray for Colonials Weekend.

 “The Program Board is always receptive to lending our support for these headline events,” Mr. Carfagno said. “The ongoing commitment by GW administrators to host big-name speakers and acts on campus is truly a testament of their desire to increase the quality of student life here at GW. We are greatly appreciative of being able to have a seat at the table to represent the student voice as the preparations for the event are finalized.”

Colonials Weekend performers are chosen based on suggestions from students, parents, faculty and staff, Dr. Konwerski said. “The Fray was consistently high on both the student and parent surveys, and is a great fit for our GW audience. It’s going to be a fun show for students and their families,” he said.

Colonials Weekend is an annual event that brings together GW students, faculty, staff, family and friends, and is sponsored by the Office of Parent Services in the Division of Student Affairs.

GW community members can purchase tickets starting Monday, July 8, at 10 a.m. Ticket information is available online.