As the spring semester at UWG begins to cool down, the stage of The Coliseum is preparing to heat up. On Saturday, April 18, UWG students and faculty as well members of the surrounding metro Atlanta area will gather for the opportunity to see multi-platinum recording artists T.I. and B.o.B. perform for the spring concert of the 2014-2015 school year. The doors of the Coliseum will open at 7 p.m. and the show will begin at 8 p.m.
For the past four years, UWG and the Center for Student Involvement have invited big names in music to perform for the students as well as the public. The artists that have participated in these concerts represent a broad range of genres—everywhere from rap, country, alternative rock and beyond.
“The major concerts series in the Center for Student Involvement began four years ago with the first show being Ludacris, then The Band Perry, then Neon Trees with Phillip Phillips and 21 Pilots, and last year with Third Eye Blind and Panic! at the Disco,” said Emily Teitelbaum, assistant for Student Events and Programs for Student Involvement.
The process of planning for these concerts are take several months, and tedious scheduling efforts on the part of UWG as well as the visiting artists.
“Planning major concerts is an over six month process of doing research on artists and top, current songs and artists, finding what artists work with the budget, surveying students for who they would like to see on campus, getting references from other campuses, and making sure that we switch up the genre of music every year for students.”
This year, students chose to bring back a hip-hop show.
“This year we are back to a hip hop show with T.I. and B.o.B. This is a very exciting show, with two major, award-winning artists performing at our campus,” continued Teitelbaum. “Students can expect to have a high energy, exciting concert at our very own university!”
Tickets for UWG students are priced at $10 plus tax and $15 on the day of the show. All tickets for UWG faculty and staff are $15 plus tax and $20 on the day of the show. UWG ID must be presented in order to receive the discounted price, and up to six tickets can be bought per transaction. There a currently a limited amount of tickets available, and they are selling fast.