Audience attendance is expected to increased from last year’s approximately 9,000 people to 12,000 people for this year’s Big Show, said Dinia Sepulveda, assistant to the executive director of A.S. who is in charge of volunteers for the Big Show.
A.S. has put together a large number of volunteers and staff to monitor this event.
“Right now, there are going to be around 120 volunteers,” Sepulveda said. “We want to make sure everything is going to be OK. We’ll be monitoring to make sure that nobody is under the influence.”
Besides the featured performers, guests can enjoy food, beverages and other fun activities, Sepulveda said.
There will be 10 food trucks on Sierra Lawn with food ranging from $3 to $12, Sepulveda said.
Everything is cash only; ATM machines will available during the event.
A 12-foot wall will be set up on the grass by the planetarium for the attendees to express themselves with paint, said Austin Ysais, marketing graduate assistant for the Big Show.
“The wall with glow paint was a big hit last year, so we decided to make it even bigger (by three feet) this year,” he said.
The people that work on Horror Night at Universal Studios will be bringing a taste of Halloween fun to the Big Show, as well.
“Those people that dress up and jump out and scare you (from Horror Night) will be there,” Ysais said. “It should be great.”
Tickets will be sold at the A.S. ticket office, the Matador Bookstore, all Freudian Sips and several other campus eateries and stores. Tickets are $10 pre-sale and $20 day of for CSUN students with an ID. Students, faculty and staff can purchase up to 5 tickets per ID.
Doors open at 4:30 pm and music should begin by 5:30 p.m., Sepulveda said.
T-shirts ($10) and glow sticks ($1) will also be sold at this event. All proceeds from the T- shirts and glow sticks sales will donated to Autism Speaks, Ysais said.