Wiz Khalifa. The first thing that probably pops into everyone’s head is “Black and Yellow, Black and Yellow, Black and Yellow, Black and Yellow..” However, the second thing that will now come to mind is that he is coming to JMU as part of UPB’s Spring Convocation Concert!
Headlining for The Campus Consciousness Tour, Wiz Khalifa will be performing along with Pittsburg rapper Mac Miller, and an unannounced special guest. UPB is bringing Khalifa due to his high popularity among students according to our survey released at the end of last semester. Although other artists had higher poll results (Kid Cudi and Ke$ha), we were unable to bring them do to price and date conflict issues (Read our past post: Heartbroken Over A Kid). However, Wiz Khalifa still garnered immense interest from the student body, and we believed it was the best choice for this spring.
We are very excited to team up with The Campus Consciousness Tour too! “Half rock tour, half environmental campaign, CCT aims to inspire and activate students in an electric atmosphere while leaving a positive impact on each community the tour visits. In addition to educating and mobilizing students, the tour includes many greening elements and is run to have a minimal environmental footprint.” The CCT is a project started by Reverb, a non-profit organization dedicated to “greening work with bands and artists” by teaching sustainable practices to a variety of music industry leaders, including venues, record labels, and radio stations. UPB is excited to work with this great organization and show that all of us can be active participants in protecting the environment, which will in turn create measurable change.
UPB’s Spring concert, The Campus Consciousness Tour featuring Wiz Khalifa, will be held on Saturday, April 2nd, in the Convocation Center. Tickets will go on sale in the Warren Hall Box Office and online at upb.jmu.edu at 8 AM on Wednesday, March 2nd. Tickets are $28 for floor/ public/ day of show, and $25 for reserved seating with a JACard.
~Mitch Ramey, Public Relations Director