WFUV Presents: An Inauguration Concert

The Fordham University community is invited to join President Tetlow and WFUV for a special concert to close out inauguration day and celebrate WFUV’s 75th anniversary. The concert will take place on the Walsh Family Library Lawn on Friday, October 14, 2022. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The concert begins at 6 p.m. 

Please avoid bringing backpacks and other large containers. All bags are subject to screening. Alcohol and glass bottles are not permitted in the venue.

Members of the Fordham community must show their Fordham ID to access the concert. Guests should have the email confirmation of their RSVP available.


The Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Photo: Steve Rapport

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band has been celebrating the inimitable music of their native New Orleans for decades with a lineup featuring generations of the city’s most exciting players. Double bass and tuba player Ben Jaffe leads this seven-piece group whose home base is the venerable French Quarter venue and nonprofit foundation that gives them their name. They’ll be making a rare New York appearance as part of a tour celebrating their 60th anniversary. 

Watch the band performing a Mardi Gras favorite at the Newport Folk festival:

Watch The Preservation Hall Jazz Band

—Eric Holland, WFUV

Rén with the Mane

Ren with the Mane

Rén with the Mane's Renée Orshan (Photo by Lauren Desberg, courtesy of the artist)

Rén with the Mane is a captivating Brooklyn-based artist who makes vibrant pop music with touches of rock and soul. Her music was first played on WFUV’s daily local music feature, “NY Slice.” She also won the theme song contest, and her jingle is now heard each day before the feature. Rén and her band put on a mesmerizing live show.

This in-studio performance shows off their collective talents:

Watch Rén with the Mane at WFUV

—Alisa Ali, WFUV

Blonde Otter

Blonde Otter

Photo: Kaitlyn Oddo

Blonde Otter is a joyful quintet of Fordham alumni. Two members of the band worked at WFUV as undergrads. Together the band offers up a true “NY Slice” of life through their catchy songs that examine the challenges of life through a spirited lens that keeps you moving.

Hear their self-titled debut album:

Blonde Otter on Bandcamp 

Blonde Otter on Spotify

—Alisa Ali, WFUV