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Black Colleagues Association Homecoming weekend featuring Eric Roberson

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Neo-soul, R&B artist Eric Roberson

The Illinois State University Black Colleagues Association (BCA) has an exciting weekend of events scheduled for Homecoming 2019 asking “come one, come all” to recognize this year’s theme. Mark calendars to return to campus Friday, October 25, through Sunday, October 27, to be a part of all the Redbird fun. Take a look at the complete BCA Homecoming schedule of events and make sure to book that Homecoming weekend package.

This year BCA is kicking it back with smooth blues and neo-soul with its premier event of the weekend, Eric Roberson Concert and after-party. Roberson released his debut album The Esoteric Movement in 2001 and released 10 more albums in the following years. Two of his songs, “A Tale of Two” and “Still,” received a Grammy nomination in 2010 and 2011, respectively. He was named the Soul Train Music Award For Independent Artist of the Year in 2012 and has been widely regarded as the “King of Independent Soul/R&B.” Limited tickets available, first-come, first-served.

Other events include:

Friday, October 25

  • Meet and Greet, 7 p.m.
  • Eric Roberson Concert/After Party, 9 p.m.

Saturday, October 26

  • Black Alumni Tailgate, 11 a.m.
  • An Illuminating Black Experience Party, 9 p.m.

Sunday, October 27

  • Scholarship Breakfast, 9 a.m.

The weekend package is $130. This includes Friday’s meet and greet, Concert/after-party, Saturday’s party, and Sunday’s Scholarship Breakfast. After October 16, only onsite registration will be available. Pricing will be per event.

All of BCA’s events will be held at its host hotel, the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center and on campus in the Brown Ballroom, Bone Student Center. Select hotels are available with special rates for the BCA weekend including the Radisson. In order to register for the discounted room rate at the Radisson or other BCA hotels, attendees must purchase a weekend package. Reservations can be made the next business day after registration is completed. Only one room is allowed per weekend package purchased. A complete list of Illinois State alumni hotel blocks is available at For more information, contact Alumni Engagement-Chicago Office at (309) 438-3500.

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