An e-mail sent late Thursday night confirmed the headlining artist of the first-ever homecoming concert as Sam Adams, the so called “white-rapping-college-kid” from Boston, Mass.
Adams’s songs focus on college life – parties, girls and tests. He is also still a student at Trinity College in Connecticut.
Studen Union Board Music Chair Lauren Leonard said that the process of bringing Adams to campus began over the summer. She said that the Student Government Association wanted to make a homecoming concert a new Elon University tradition, and contacted SUB due to their concert booking experience.
Leonard said that Sam Adams was the artist they wanted from the beginning.
“SGA will take care of a lot of the logisitics on campus,” said Leonard. “SUB will be in charge of the actual production and day-of-logistics. This concert is going to be huge so we are treating it like any spring show.”
SGA President Taylor Martin said his role was to come up with the list of potential performers,, and that Sam Adams also topped the student poll.
“We wanted to try something new and this was the perfect way of doing it,” Martin said. “We felt like a concert would be exciting and we really wanted to get people looking forward to homecoming.”
The Facebook event for the concert states that Adams will take the stage at 9 p.m. on West Lawn on October 22. Students are allowed to bring friends, but are cautioned to remain with them at all times
The concert will be free of charge.