Uncle Kracker and Eric Paslay to play at Finals Fest April 26

April 1, 2019 – Finals Fest 2019 at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls will showcase two acts on Friday, April 26. Uncle Kracker will headline the show performing at 8:15 p.m. An opener by Country artist Eric Paslay will start the evening at 7 p.m. The event, in the Falcon’s Nest of the University Center, is free and open to the public, but UW-River Falls students will have first priority upon access to the venue. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The event will kick off with a Party on the Patio beginning at 6 p.m. featuring free food, outdoor games, student organization pop-up performances, bonfire stations with s’mores, games, and more.

Alcohol, backpacks, and purses are prohibited.

For more information about Finals Fest and specific bag requirement, visit or visit the Facebook event page “Finals Fest 2019.”

If questions, call Elise Koop, UWRF Office of Student Involvement, at 715-425-4747.

Uncle Kracker
Uncle Kracker, the Michigan singer, songwriter, and performer also known as Matthew Shafer, adheres to a simple, yet rather timeless philosophy whenever he performs: “I really subscribe to this mindset of just having fun,” he affirms. “That’s what it’s always about. It’s the train that I’m forever on. The way I feel is if I’m enjoying it, it’s really worth doing.”

Eric Paslay
Country artist Eric Paslay is a renowned, Platinum-selling, hit songwriter and dynamic performer. He has celebrated five No. 1 hits including “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” (Eli Young Band), “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” (Jake Owen), “Angel Eyes” (Love & Theft), “Rewind” (Rascal Flatts) and “Friday Night,” the smash lead single from his critically acclaimed self-titled debut album. The Temple, Texas, native has earned numerous songwriter award nominations including Grammy’s Best Country Song, ACM’s Song of the Year twice and the CMA Song of The Year for “Even If It Breaks Your Heart.” Eric was also honored with Grammy nomination as an artist in 2016 for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “The Driver”- a collaboration with friends Charles Kelley and Dierks Bentley.


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