Kickstart LogoTunes Against Tuition Fees is a FREE outdoor concert hosted by the TRU Students’ Union each September! Come check out some great Canadian Artists in a festival style atmosphere right on campus! This year you will also have the chance to win one of two $1,000 tuition fee credits!

The event takes place on Saturday September 6th from 1PM – 5PM in the Campus Commons and features July Talk, Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk, and Windmills! For samples of each of the bands check out the videos below!

Tunes Against Tuition Fees serves as the launch for the campaigns your Students’ Union will be running each year – drop by the campaigns table and find out more about the issues your representatives are working on and find out how to get more involved!

The event will include a number of food vendors so don’t forget to bring some cash and grab some dinner in the sun!

Tunes Against Tuition Fees is part of Kickstart – the series of welcome back events hosted each semester by the Students’ Union. Click here for information about other Kickstart events! 

July Talk

July Talk isn’t easy to pigeonhole. Imagine Tom Waits and Amy Millan shouting whiskey-soaked lullabies while backed by Crazy Horse and youʼd have a start. Striking a balance between Americana and indie-rock, July Talkʻs Beauty & the Beast aesthetic burns a little going down, but will leave you wanting more.

Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk

In a world where the gift of simply appreciating music seems to have been lost, it takes something extraordinary to capture the heart and the attention of listeners. Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk do just that. From captivating alternative folk-pop melodies to an authentic and energetic performance, you’ll get drawn in to the music and won’t be letting go anytime soon.


Windmills is the moniker of genre-bending experimental ambient-indie loop artist, Cory Myraas. Now based in Kelowna, Windmills burst forth from the city of Vernon in the spring of 2011. Impressive both on record and in concert, Windmills has since developed a significant following in the Okanagan Valley and beyond.