SHU Spring Concert Announcement

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BY Christian Colon

Staff Reporter

For this year’s spring concert, the Student Events Team (SET) will present rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie featuring DJs/producers Two Friends.

The concert will be held in the William H. Pitt Center on March 27. Tickets for the event are available for purchase starting today in Hawley Lounge.

The tickets are $25 per student. There is a limit of one ticket per student. If available, general admission tickets will go on sale on Feb. 13 for $50 each.

Many students look forward to the spring concert held during the second semester. Around 4,000 people are expected to attend this popular event.

Planning for the concert starts at the beginning of each academic year. “In the fall we start looking at who is touring that could line up with limited Pitt Center days,” said Sara Helfrich, assistant director of Student Activities.

After seeing what dates the Pitt Center is available, SET reaches out to an agent with a list of names of artists touring colleges. That list is then run through student opinions and an artist is signed.

“The signing of the contract can take up to two months but once that is done we announce it and figure out ticket sales,” said Helfrich.

There is also a lot to be planned into the finances of the event because of its large scale. The costs cover aspects including the stage, performer, security, food, cleaning and staff apparel.

“Ticket prices have increased to deal with high costs and to improve the performances each year,” said Helfrich.

The members and planners of SET aim each year to improve the experiences of the people who attend the annual concert.

One of the big differences this year will be the concert will open with an opening act and a headliner. Helfrich said that this offers greater variety and may bring in a larger audience.

SET hopes to create an experience that can appeal to fans of both performers.

A Boogie With Da Hoodie’s two most popular songs are “Look Back At It” and “Drowning.” A Boogie is also featured with a variety of artists, such as Roddy Rich and 6ix9ine.

Two Friends are a DJ group who are most known for taking popular songs and mashing them together to make their own original remixes. These remixes are called “Big Bootie Mixes” and have 16 volumes. The 16 mixes are each over an hour long.

“While I am excited for A Boogie, I am even more excited to see Two Friends,” said junior Mark Bosse.

Even though the concert is aimed to have a big appeal, some students are not familiar with the artists.

“I have listened to A Boogie before but can’t say I have ever heard of Two Friends,” said sophomore Matteo Menta.

The spring concert is the product of hard work by SET and is said by Helfrich to be “the biggest musical event of the year” at Sacred Heart.

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