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Herd Rally event to take place Thursday

August 23, 2018

Herd dance team members and cheerleaders entertain the crowd as a Marshall University Pep Rally is held during the Pullman Square Summer Concert Series in downtown Huntington in 2017. This year's event, originally scheduled for Aug. 16, will take place Thursday, Aug. 23.

HUNTINGTON — The Herd Rally, originally scheduled for Aug. 16, will take place Thursday, Aug. 23.

The date was changed due to anticipated weather conditions on Aug. 16.

Marshall University and Kindred Communications’ 93.7 The DAWG are the co-hosts of this installment of the Pullman Square Summer Concert Series, which serves as a kickoff for football season. The event will run from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at Pullman Square in downtown Huntington.

An hourlong pep rally will begin at 8 p.m. featuring the Marching Thunder, cheerleaders, dance team, Marco, and Marshall University coaches and athletes, including head football coach Doc Holliday and his players. The band Madhouse will take the stage first at 7 p.m. and again at 9 p.m. for additional entertainment.

In addition to the vendors and activities that have taken place each week of the concert series, this event will include a fashion show, photo booth, inflatables, the Marching Thunder, Marco and Marshall University Athletics.

Marshall University’s School of Art and Design students will host an art activity for visitors and the Visual Arts Center will be open until 8 p.m. for guests to visit the 2018 Biennial Faculty Exhibition in the Carroll Gallery.

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