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April 18: Hip Hop Artist Sammy Adams in Concert

Concert will be held in Taylor Center's Bresnan Arena.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 3-22-2016

Mankato, Minn. – Sammy Adams, an American rapper and recording artist from Boston, will perform in concert at Minnesota State University, Mankato at 7 p.m. Monday, April 18 in Bresnan Arena, located in the Taylor Center.

The concert is for all ages, and doors will open at 6 p.m. All tickets are general admission, with standing room on the floor and elevated seating.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following ticket information was published Tuesday, March 22:

E-tickets are on sale at and are $25 for the general public, faculty and staff.

E-tickets are $15 for Minnesota State Mankato students, who may purchase one student ticket per valid MavCARD or online purchase.

Beginning Wednesday (March 23), tickets may be purchased in person at the Student Activities front desk in Centennial Student Union Room 173.

Parking for the event will be free to the public in lot 20, which is located next to Blakeslee Stadium. No outside food or beverage, backpacks, flash photography or selfie sticks will be allowed. Cell phones will not be confiscated. Small purses are allowed but will be subject to searching. Minnesota State Mankato is an alcohol, drug and tobacco free campus. Use of substances will result in removal from the concert.

An online biography posted on Paradigm Talent Agency’s website says that Adams caused quite a stir in 2010 when his debut album topped the online hip-hop charts the week of its release.

The online biography goes on to say that on the strength of his independently released album “Boston’s Boy,” and mixtapes like “Party Records” and “Into the Wild,” Sammy built through touring colleges and clubs across the country, and signed with RCA Records in 2012.

Since then, according to the Paradigm Talent Agency website, the singer, songwriter, and producer has been in the studio with such collaborators as Pharrell Williams, Ryan Tedder, Mike Posner, Bei Maejor, Supa Dups, Afrojack, Matty Trump, and Vinylz, and others, working on his debut album. Adam’s hit songs include “All Night Longer,” “Driving Me Crazy,” and “LA Story.”

It’s with that joy and energy, Adams’ online biography reads, that Adams approaches his career as a pop artist. “I want to make music that's universal, that anyone can relate to,” he says. “I’ve had my biggest success so far with pop songs and it has inspired me to write super-catchy hooks that people can jump up and down to. It feels authentic to where I am creatively at this point and I’m excited to continue to explore and play with this kind of music.”

For more information, contact Emily Lange from the Student Events Team, by phone at 507-380-6076 or by email at

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,193 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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