ECU kicks off fall semester with Eric Church concert

Students at East Carolina University are kicking off their fall semester with an Eric Church concert at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium Saturday.

The Carolina Kick-Off Concert will feature several different artists, including Margo Price and Kid Rock.

Parking lots opened at noon Saturday, when hundreds of people began tailgating before the event.

Kathy Felton traveled to Greenville from Richmond, Virginia today to see the show. She's an ECU alum and grew up in the area.

"I'm a pirate, I love East Carolina, it's awesome to have a concert with Eric Church at Dowdy Ficklen, what more could you ask for?" she said.

Doors opened at 3 p.m.

Eric Church is expected to take the stage at 9:30pm.