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Posted on August 17, 2011

California University of Pennsylvania will kick off the 2011 football season with its sixth annual Party in the Park and a performance by the nationally known pop punk band Forever The Sickest Kids.

The party gets started at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 1 at Roadman Park on Cal U’s south campus. The public may attend.

The fun begins with a performance by the band Beyond Daylight and a Welcome Back Picnic hosted by University President Angelo Armenti, Jr. 

The menu includes salads; grilled hamburgers, hotdogs and chicken; corn on the cob from a local farm; desserts and beverages. Vegetarian options are available. Picnic guests pay $6.75 for adults, $3.75 for children age 7 and younger. Cal U students, faculty and staff may attend the picnic free with a valid CalCard.

An alumni tailgate party begins at 5 p.m. at the Roadman Park pavilions.

Forever The Sickest Kids will perform from 5-6:30 p.m. The AllMusic website says the band’s “songs are unapologetically catchy and simple, the ballads are heart-on-the-sleeve emotional, and the sound (is) arena-ready.”

The party wraps up with a 7 p.m. football game at Adamson Stadium’s Hepner-Bailey Field, where the nationally ranked Cal U Vulcans take on St. Cloud State (Minn.).

Game tickets are available at the gate. Cost is $8 for general admission seating. Cal U students with valid CalCards may attend the game at no charge; cost is $5 for students who do not attend Cal U.