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Oct. 9: 'Blue Bandana' Singer/Songwriter Jerrod Niemann to Perform on Campus

Country music star to perform in Myers Field House during Homecoming week. Tickets go on sale Sept. 1.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 8-5-2015

Mankato, Minn. – Chart-topping country star Jerrod Niemann will perform in concert during Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Homecoming week celebration Friday, Oct. 9.

Opening for Niemann will be country artist Morgan Evans.

The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9 in Myers Field House. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The show will be free for Minnesota State Mankato students and will go on sale for non-students Sept. 1.

Niemann, whose most recent single is the hit “Blue Bandana,” released in July, hit Number One in 2011 with the RIAA-certified Platinum digital single, “Lover, Lover,” and a follow-up Top 5 single, “What Do You Want.”

A songwriter who has provided songs for Garth Brooks, Blake Shelton, and Lee Brice, Niemann in 2014 released the hit album “High Noon.” It was lauded for an innovative approach that defined his identity in country music, and it included the hit single, “Drink to That All Night.” In interviews, Niemann has stated he strives for a unique sound. “I wanted to make sure my music sounded different from everything else out there right now,” he’s said.

Evans is one of Australia’s rising country artists. He has recorded five number one singles and videos on the Country Music Channel including “Like a Tornado,” which spent five weeks at number one.

Tickets to the concert go on sale 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, although the concert will be free to Minnesota State Mankato students. Each student will be allowed one free ticket and one guest ticket for $15. Tickets will be available to the public for $25.

Tickets will be available starting Sept. 1 at or at the Student Activities front desk, CSU 173. The concert is an age-18-and-older show and identification will be required at the door. Minnesota State Mankato students under the age of 18 will need to bring a student ID. Parking in Lot 20 will be available for this event.

No outside food or beverage, backpacks, or flash photography will be allowed. Cell phones will not be confiscated. Minnesota State University, Mankato is an alcohol, drug, and tobacco free campus. Use of substances will result in removal from the concert.

All Homecoming events are planned by a student-led organization known as the Student Events Team. Student Events Team, formally known as IMPACT, is a student-led organization that produces fun, interactive, educational events where students make lifelong memories and celebrate their Maverick pride. If students are interested in joining the team or helping to plan or volunteer during the week of Homecoming, Student Events Team meets every Tuesday at 4 p.m., in CSU 245.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,376 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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