Listening Guide for Party on the Green

Ellen McAllister, Staff Writer

Gabby Gadjos, Contributing Writer

With Party on the Green on Saturday, Sept. 11, many are curious about who is playing at the event and the artists’ top hits. The three bands performing are listed below along with some of their best songs, so you can prepare to sing along! The event begins at 6 p.m.

The Wooster Activities Crew (WAC) is hosting the event to kick off the semester and welcome students back to campus. For Party on the Green, WAC invited Rat Queen, a campus favorite, HDBeenDope and Lawrence to perform. 

Rat Queen, whose members graduated from Wooster in 2020, will open the event. Originally, Rat Queen was supposed to open for Springfest in 2020, which was canceled due to COVID-19. The band released its first EP, titled “Clear Ghost Party Host in spring of 2019. Some fun songs on the album include “Northeast Ohio Rocks,” “Other Wonders,” and “Bugs.” All of Rat Queen’s songs can be found on Bandcamp. Check out their Instagram @ratqueenband for more. 

Darius Henry, known as HDBeenDope, a New York City-based artist, will perform after Rat Queen. His music is a combination of trap and hip-hop. “BrokeN Dreams” was released in 2019 with hits  “Die with Me” and “I Love Me Too Much.” He released a single, “Best Out,” earlier this year. You can follow HDBeenDope on Instagram @hdbeendope.

Headlining Party on the Green, is Lawrence, a brother-sister duo who began singing and performing together when they were young. Their music style can be defined as soul-pop with hints of other styles. Currently, they are on tour playing across the U.S. Lawrence’s most recent album, “Hotel TV”, released in July 2021, features hits “Freckles,” “Hotel TV,” “Don’t Move,” and “The Weather.” Their music is on Apple Music, Spotify and other streaming services. The mix of different instruments used to create their songs gives the band a funky and fun sound that makes them stand out.

If you enjoyed listening to these bands, then stop by Party on the Green for an evening full of music and fun!