Binghamton University and Mirabito Stadium team up for the first Rock ‘N’ Rumble Music Fest


BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The evening of October 14 marked a first for Broome County, which was the Rock ‘N’ Rumble Music Fest.

From 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., guests could kick off the weekend and purchase tickets to hear student bands, musicians and professors from Binghamton University.

Dana Stewart was one of the organizers and also performed on Friday night. During the sound check period, she explained how it all happened. “David Sobotka, the owner of the Rumble Ponies, actually approached us at college and said he thought it might be fun to have a music festival, a Binghamton University music festival, in the stadium,” Stewart said. “We thought it was a great idea.”

Performer Sarah Zarember reflected on the gig and the opportunity. “The coolest part about being here in Mirabito is definitely the scale of everything. It’s so surreal to be here,” she said.

For this launch, Binghamton University held a group showcase with a panel to select who would perform on Friday night.

At the stadium, Stewart said the lineup included four bands and then three additional acts between the bands.

Stewart leads several music initiatives at the university and would like to see the event return next year.


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