Millikin Arts Café
Dr. Mark Tonelli,
Assistant Professor, School of Music
One of the best events that Millikin Arts Café produced this year was our St. Patrick’s Day concert, which featured the Irish band Broken Brogue and Irish dancer, Rachel Aupperle. This event included a couple of “firsts” for our venture: it was our largest crowd and it was the first profitable event for Arts Café. These successes can be attributed our joint marketing efforts with the band through social media. We gained exposure to the Decatur community, which led to a diverse age group in attendance. The students in our venture worked to find multiple ways to take Arts Café to a new level with this event, and it marks a significant time in our ventures’ development.