Office of Student Activities

Friday Night Live



Click on each performer’s picture for a link to a video and on their name for a link to their website. 


Michael Palascak, comedian

Friday, August 21st at 10:00 pm in The Cove

— Has appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and CONAN

— Performed at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas

— Winner of HBO’s Lucky 21 Stand-up Contest 

Will be featured on NBC’s Last Comic Standing in October 2015


TEAM*, rock band

Friday, August 28th at 8:00 pm in The Cove

— Originated in Dallas, TX

— Song “Come to my House” featured on an episode of Teen Mom, and song “All the Time” featured on an episode of Vampire Diaries

— Opened for Imagine Dragons in Summer 2013

— Featured in Under the Gun’s review of 9 Artists to Watch in 2015



Liz Miele, comedian

Friday, September 4th at 8:00 pm in The Cove 

— Appeared on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham

— Featured on’s “Stand-Up for Beauty” with Ellen DeGeneres

— Appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brian 

— Began performing stand-up comedy at the age of 16


Michael C. Anthony, hypnotist

Friday, September 11th at 8:00 pm in The Cove 

— Has performed on CBS, ABC, NBC, and FOX

— Awarded Male Entertainer of the Year with Campus Activities Magazine

— Board certified hypnotherapist



Eisley, indie rock band

Friday, September 18th at 8:00 pm in The Cove 

— Performed on Coldplay’s Rush of Blood tour

— TV debut was on Conan O’Brian

— Performed at popular festivals such as Austin City Limits, SXSW, Coachella and Voo- Doo Fest

— From Tyler, Texas


Jurassic World, movie night

Friday, September 25th at 9:00 pm in The Cove 

— The Jurassic World luxury resort hosts a variety of genetically engineered dinosaurs.  One escapes which causes the others to go wild.  An animal expert and former military man steps in to try to and save tourists at the resort from the massive, deadly dinosaurs.

— Free popcorn and pizza will be served.


Matt the Knife, illusionist

Friday, October 2nd at 8:00 pm in The Cove 

— Has shattered 12 Guinness World Records

— Was referenced on the game show Jeopardy

— Has been featured on NBC, Discovery Channel, Adult Swim, and National Geographic




A Different Spin, jugglers and circus performers

Friday, October 16th at 10:30 pm in Robertson Gym (following the Homecoming Dodgeball Tournament)

— The group formed in 2006 while attending Vassar College

— Have toured with Boston Circus Guild

— They perform juggling, acrobatics, partner and group balancing, walking on glass, and more


Ariana Brown, spoken word artist

Friday, October 23rd at 10:00 pm in The Cove 

— Recipient of the Andrew Julius Gutow Academy of American Poets Prize

— Won the title of Best Poet at CUPSI 2014 (her UT team also took first place at this national competition)

— Co-founded the Spitshine Poetry Slam in 2011

— Mentors and coaches youth who are interested in the art of spoken word

— From San Antonio, TX 

SU Showcase, student performers

Friday, October 30th at 9:00 pm in The Cove 

— Come cheer on your friends as they perform!  

— This semester’s featured performers are: Jasper Stone, Shine Trabucco and Emmelina Bales, Alianna Perez, 3 Bros with Girlfriends and a Single Bro, Madison Buechler, and Sailors & Sirens!



Ty Barnett, comedian

Friday, November 6th at 9:30 pm in The Cove 

— Has performed on the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno”

— Was featured on HBO’s Bad Boys of Comedy

— Newest face of AXE bodywash

— From Chicago





Step & Stroll, student dancers

Friday, November 13th at 9:00 pm in Bishops Lounge 

— Co-sponsored by UPC, Perfectly Pearl, and Sigma Phi Lambda

— Competition among SU student organizations as they perform a step routine 

— Step teams from around the Austin / Georgetown area will perform as well


Mockingbird Sun, country band

Friday, November 20th at 8:00 pm in The Cove 

— Have played with popular artists such as Toby Keith and the Eli Young Band 

— Their co-written song “That Girl Tonight” was in the Top 20 on the Texas Music Chart

— Other songs have hit the top 20 on the iTunes charts

— From Nashville, TN


Casino Night, an SU tradition

Friday, December 4th at 7:00 pm in Bishops Lounge 

— Blackjack, craps, roulette, Texas hold’em and slot machines

— Each attendee will receive “$20,000” in poker chips, which may be used at any table

— Cash your chips in at the end of the night to enter drawings for various prizes

— Enjoy a sampling of mocktails and snacks