On April 28, Mac Miller and Travis Porter will be coming to Keene. Last week, the Keene State College Social Activities Council (SAC) announced they would be performing at this year’s spring concert.
First-year Justin Perka said he is really excited for the concert. “I think it’s great. It’s a really big name for a school that’s as small as Keene. I know that UMass has Two Chains and Lil Dickey, so it’s cool that we’re getting to see Mac Miller because he’s on that same level.”
The concert will be in the Spaulding Gymnasium and doors open at 6 p.m.. Student tickets will be $25 and tickets for the general public will be $50. Tickets can be bought online at ksctix.com.
Sophomore Parker Eastman said he has been a big fan of Mac Miller for a while and he really likes the music Miller has been coming out with lately.
Eastman said, “I went to see Mac Miller in December at the House of Blues in Boston. The show was really good. He had a really interesting light show, he talked to the audience and did a lot of freestyle and everyone was singing along to the songs. He looked like he was having fun while doing it too.”
In late 2016, Mac Miller came out with a new album called “The Feminine Divine.” Pitchfork rated the album a 7.8 out of 10 and said, “As a loose concept record about the many subtleties of love and distance, the Pittsburgh rapper’s new release is the most surprising, concise and accomplished album of his career.”
KSC junior Bethany Peterson is the Concert Coordinator for SAC and said she is very excited for the concert.
According to Peterson, the process of picking the performer is largely based on who students and SAC members want to see. She said, “The way that we go about picking the performer is we send out a survey to students asking them who they want to see and then we go off of those. We have an agent that we speak with and we talk about who’s hot at the moment and what performers will be willing to perform at a college. We normally end up with a list of four or five people and take a vote in SAC on which performer it’s going be.”
Peterson said the concert is later in the semester than usual because the performer picked that date out of the several dates SAC gave them. She said students seem to happy with how it all worked out because it does not conflict with many other things going on around campus.
“I definitely think that it’s going to be an exciting concert; people are excited for when the concert is and people are excited that it’s Mac Miller and people listened to him growing up,” said Peterson.
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