When:Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 6:30pm-9:00pm
What:UPC’s Spring Concert
Where:The Auburn Arena
Why:Each year, the University Program Council throws a Spring concert for the student body. Tickets are free and the performances are fabulous! This year, the artists performing are Ben Rector, Young the Giant, and Needtobreathe. If you’ve never heard of any of these artists or are a bit skeptical, take my word for it – these guys are amazing!
Ben Rector is known for songs such as She Is, You and Me, Loving You is Easy, and his cover of Whitney Houston’s I Wanna Dance with Somebody. If you can give Whitney a run for her money, you’ve got something to brag about! You’ll probably love Ben Rector if you like John Mayer or Matt Nathanson. Not to mention that Ben can play piano, guitar, bass, drums, sing, and more!
Young the Giant is the lesser known of the three performers, but don’t let that fool you. These guys have a more alternative rock sound and are definitely going to have you dancing in your seat in the Arena. Some of their songs are My Body, Cough Syrup, Every Little Thing, and Apartment. If you’ve got a thing for guys who can sing and pull off rugged facial hair, these are the guys for you!
Not to play favorites, but I am definitely most excited about Needtobreathe! They have been one of my favorite bands since I first heard the single More Time, featured in the movie P.S. I Love You. Needtobreathe’s sound is very similar to Ben Rector (the two artists are on tour together right now) and are known for songs such as Something Beautiful, Drive All Night, and Washed by the Water. A little trivia: the two brothers in Needtobreathe are Bo and Bear, named for the Alabama coach. But don’t worry, they’re not Alabama fans!
If you want to learn more about these bands or listen to a few of these songs, you can check them out on YouTube or Auburn UPC’s Facebook page. If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, you can pre-order them at auburn.edu/upc with your Ignited Card. Doors open at 6:30pm and Ben Rector, the opening act, begins at 7:00pm!