Rocktopia kicks off Parents and Family Weekend

Scholarship recipients take the stage before a ROCKTOPIA concert during Parents and Family Weekend 2017

Celebrating great students and music

The university community kicked off Parents and Family Weekend 2017 with a concert that raised money for scholarships. Here, several scholarship recipients take the stage before the concert.

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ore than 1,000 members of #BobcatNation kicked off Parents and Family Weekend on October 13 with an exclusive concert, featuring ROCKTOPIA, the international music sensation.

“It was phenomenal,” said Shelley Massey, who has 2 daughters who graduated Quinnipiac and a son who is a sophomore advertising major at the university. “Everyone I spoke with was really happy.”

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The concert benefited the Parents’ Association Scholarship Fund, which provides financial support for current students — several of whom were recognized before the show.

The concert celebrated the fusion of classical music with classic rock, and featured the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, five world-class vocalists and five top rock musicians.

ROCKTOPIA will next perform at the Broadway Theatre for a 6-week engagement, March 20-April 29.