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Sounds of Summer Fest

Sounds of Summer is August 9

Join the Columbia University Summer Session for the Sounds of Summer Fest!

The Sounds of Summer Fest features up-and-coming New York City artists curated across genres over two days in June and August.

On August 9, the series continues with CILLA, 79.5, Juice, and Pom Pom Squad. Don’t miss an evening full of live music, free giveaways, and delicious snacks.

Location: Lerner Hall Arledge Auditorium, Morningside Campus



Cilla is a pop soul independent artist from Woodside, New York. Currently on the come up, Cilla has found her way to some of NYC’s most famous stages, including the Gramercy Theatre, METLIFE, Radio City Music Hall, and many more. Cilla is currently in studio preparing for her summer 2022 project.


New York City-based 79.5 was started in 2010 by singer-songwriter and composer Kate Mattison. They announced their debut album, Predictions, in 2018 via Billboard Magazine, which was described as “Energetic and infectious... a unique, yet easy to listen to experience.” Early 2019 saw the addition of singer-songwriter and rapper Lola Adanna (Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens) to the lineup, which became a bright new chapter for founding member Mattison and longtime 79.5 saxophonist and flautist, Izaak Mills. Current lineup also includes Caito Sanchez (Charles Bradley) on drums and Andrew Raposo (Midnight Magic, Hess Is More) on bass.


Blending rock, pop, R&B, and hip-hop, Juice embraced the diversity of their signature sound early on. The band— Ben Stevens (vocals), Christian Rose (violin, vocals), Kamau Burton (vocals, acoustic guitar), Daniel Moss (guitar), Michael Ricciardulli (guitar), Rami El-Abidin (bass), and Miles Clyatt (drums)— formed in 2014 in Boston while attending college. After graduating, the band recorded and released their first professional EP, 2018’s Workin’ on Lovin’. Reflecting on their touring and coming to terms with a new phase of life, Juice gathered their collective experiences into their 2019 EP, you are simply magnificent. The band's upcoming single is entitled “DiCaprio (Love Me All the Time)." 

Pom Pom Squad 

Mia Berrin first played under the moniker Pom Pom Squad in 2015 after moving to New York to study acting at NYU—though she soon transferred to the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music—and it was at those early gigs that she linked up with Shelby Keller (drums), Mari Alé Figeman (bass), and Alex Mercuri (guitar). The group cut their teeth playing packed Brooklyn apartments, but they quickly graduated to packed Brooklyn venues alongside artists like Soccer Mommy, Adult Mom, and Pronoun. Following the release of their sophomore EP Ow, Pom Pom Squad released the album Death of a Cheerleader in 2021. 

All Columbia University ID holders may register to attend. This event will be held in person. For questions, please contact sps-events [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu

This event will be held in person. For questions, please contact sps-events [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu.

Please note the COVID-19 requirements for this event.

COVID-19 Requirements: To attend this event, Columbia University ID holders must review and complete the required protocol for coming to campus. Masking indoors is optional. No assumptions should be made regarding why an individual chooses to mask.

All attendees must follow Columbia’s Covid-19 Policies and Guidelines.

Columbia University is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that is free of alcohol abuse. The University complies with New York State law and other applicable regulations governing alcoholic beverages for those on the University's premises or participating in its activities. Consumption of alcohol is prohibited at this event.

There will also be no location for bag security storage. Any large backpacks will not be permitted into the event.

For additional information about program offerings for Columbia University Summer Sessions, please contact an Admissions counselor at 212-854-9666 or summersessions [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu.