UCM Brings Sawyer Brown, Chelsea Bain to Campus Stage
Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG, MO (Aug. 15, 2013) – Kicking off a new academic year at the University of Central Missouri, up-and-coming country music performer Chelsea Bain joins Sawyer Brown, a group that’s released 20 studio albums and produced three gold records, for a campus concert. They will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6 in the Multipurpose Building, following a free pre-concert tailgate party for students 5 to 7 p.m. at the building’s parking lot.
Concert tickets will go on sale for UCM students 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on move-in day, Sunday, Aug. 18 at the Multipurpose Building Box Office, and will be available after that date weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students can purchase up to eight tickets apiece, and the cost for tickets is $10 for the floor (standing) and $15 for reserved seats. Floor tickets will also be available at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to midnight and Sunday 1 p.m. to midnight. Tickets go on sale for the general public on Monday, Aug. 26, and will cost $25 for reserved seats and $35 for the floor (standing). Tickets can be purchased at the Multipurpose Building Box Office or by calling the Box Office at 660-543-4063.
Long before TV shows such as "American Idol" and "America’s Got Talent" were watched by millions of viewers, Sawyer Brown in 1983 auditioned for the popular "Star Search" program and ended up winning the $100,000 grand prize and a record deal. Since that time, more than 50 of their singles have entered the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including hits such as "The Walk," and Billboard No. 1s “Some Girls Do” and “Thank God for You.”
Chelsea Bain leads off the concert. Her current single, “James Dean,” is on the Nashville Music Row Chart, and she continues to build a strong YouTube following with songs such as “All-American Girl” and “Rockin’ That Trailer.” The Arizona native has performed on the Coca-Cola Stage at dozens ofNASCAR Races, and her music has been featured on Fox Sports, Root Sports Network, The NFL Network, NFL, NHL, and Major League Baseball. She has also entertained at more than 150 country radio station events, and has been touted by CMT magazine as a “New Artist to Watch.”
The concert is part of the university’s efforts bring more fun and entertainment opportunities to campus for students. Also planned during the week is the annual Get the Red Out street fair and Mules home football game on Thursday, Sept. 5, and an aviation show at Max B. Swisher Skyhaven Airport on Saturday, Sept. 7.