The performance by multi-platinum and Grammy Award winner, T-Pain on Friday night will not only be exciting, but will also be a phenomenal addition to the homecoming history books of Minnesota State University, Mankato.
The concert is set to take place 7 p.m. Friday at Myers Field House, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. The concert will be opened by Minnesota State Mankato’s own, DJ Missy B, a student who will be playing EDM trap remixes before the main attraction takes center stage. The concert is set to be a blast, with tickets almost at the edge of being sold out which is anticipated to happen early Friday.
Andrew Stromme, who is in charge of the homecoming events position with the Students Events Team, is thrilled about the T-Pain concert. Stromme is in charge of managing the kick-off bonfire and fireworks, the homecoming concert and the Saturday parade.
Stromme is just one of three homecoming chairs who are tasked with planning out the very lively homecoming week. Stromme says that the University invests a lot in turning ordinary spaces into real life stages, making it feel more authentic with the perfect example of Myers Field House being turned into an arena for the T-Pain concert.
“The concert is a special event as it enables people to gather while listening to good music and celebrate maverick pride,” Stromme said.
Stromme also said that, although the football game will be overall the main event of homecoming week, the concert will also have a lot going on from volunteering to ensuring the night runs smoothly.
Stromme said, “The concert will be an awesome way for students to forget about their worries and dance the night away while listening to some T-Pain.”
The T-Pain concert is presented by Hot 96.7 and the Student Events Team, which strives to be a student-led organization that produces fun, interactive and educational events that make life long memories while celebrating maverick pride.
Stromme said that the main challenge with planning a concert is closing a deal with an artist, but the university is beyond pleased to have a prosperous artist performing at the concert this year.
Talk to get T-Pain to perform at Minnesota State Mankato began early in the summer and finally students will get to see a legend in the music industry perform on their campus.
“The concert has also been well received by students as all the free tickets were gone in under 24 hours after the concert had been announced,” Stromme said.
The T-Pain concert is set to be the biggest concert on campus grounds. T-Pain is globally known for hit songs such as; Buy U A Drank, Up Down and Bartender. He has also done some performances in various universities surrounding Minnesota State University, Mankato.
This concert will indeed be spectacular and remain in the hearts of many for years to come.