Andy Grammer scheduled for spring concert

Andy+Grammer+scheduled+for+spring+concert

Graphic by Lauren Campbell

By Nathan Peters, Managing Editor

Andy Grammer, platinum-selling recording artist, and opening act Lavoy will be the EWU spring concert artists on June 1 at Reese Court. Free concert tickets are now available for students with valid student ID at the EWU Bookstore.

At least 1,000 responses to surveys and polls last year were factored into the 2015 spring concert artist decision, according to Adviser for Campus Programs Sundi Musnicki. Two main types of surveys were polled: the type of genre students wanted and specific artists wanted.

Eagle Entertainment Concerts Coordinator Madi Casto worked with Grammer’s agent to put the concert together.

Student Haley Heitzman said she learned about the concert through the Eagle Entertainment Facebook event. “I think I’ve only heard him sing one song,” she said.

“I’m familiar with a couple of his songs,” said student Marci LaChapelle. She said she also learned about the event through the Facebook event.

The spring concert is not an annual event. Eagle Entertainment Chair Mikey Cardenas said the Macklemore concert two years ago was the last concert hosted at Eastern.

Because the event is paid for with Student and Activities Fee funds, the concert is closed to the public. This allows the 2,700-max-capacity venue to host as many EWU students as possible.

Musnicki said Grammer cost $40,000 and the entire event will cost around $60,000. The added $20,000 is for covering all of the added logistics of the event.

There is an opportunity for students to meet Grammer: Students who volunteer for the event have the potential opportunity for a meet and greet with the artist. The signup form is available on Eagle Entertaiment’s EagleSync page.

The concert is hosted by Eagle Entertainment, ASEWU and the Student Activities, Involvement and Leadership.