Pep Rally + Molly Ringwalds at NSU Sept. 14

The Molly Ringwalds are the world's greatest 80s cover band.

NATCHITOCHES – All Northwestern State University Demon fans are invited to the Demons Come Out at Night Pep Rally and Molly Ringwalds concert Thursday, Sept. 14.  The two events are part of a week of activities commemorating the investiture of Dr. Chris Maggio as president of the university.  Events are free and open to the public.

“In honor of Dr. Maggio, we are bringing the Molly Ringwalds, the world’s greatest 80s cover band, to campus for an 80s tribute. We expect students in neon clothes and a lot of hair spray at the Tailgate Field that night,” said Van Erikson, associate director of Alumni Affairs. “There will be food trucks, beverages, contests and a few surprises.  The best dressed student will win a $711 scholarship, which was the cost of tuition when Dr. Maggio enrolled at NSU in 1982.”

The Demons Come Out at Night Pep Rally will take place at the Tailgate Field and Collins Pavilion beginning at 7:30 p.m. with students, student-athletes, coaches, spirit groups and the NSU Pep Band there to rally Demon fans for the season’s first home football game, set for Saturday, Sept. 16.  The Molly Ringwalds will perform from 8-10 p.m.

“To recognize Dr. Maggio as a student of the 80s, we wanted to plan a tribute to the music, the fashion and the hair of the decade and we are hoping the Molly Ringwalds will bring back fun memories for a lot of our loyal alumni and friends,” Erikson said.

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