“Big Concert” Updates!

Posted on November 16th, 2011 by

Gusties, we want to keep you as informed as possible throughout this “Big Concert” process. On those same lines, we also want to give you a better look at what goes on behind the scenes until the chosen artist comes in April. Here are the updates since you’ve last heard from us!

1) Voting is now closed. Thank you so much to those who voted and gave us your input. We had a total of 671 people come and vote, which was a little over 200 more than our first round of voting. We have tallied the votes but the rank will not be made public. Due to contractual purposes we will not be able to disclose the artist we are pursuing. For similar reason, in the music business things can change at a moments notice. That being said, we are working hard to get the voters first pick.

2) The Big Concert artist will be announced in the spring AFTER all contracts have been signed and confirmed. This process usually takes between 3-4 weeks once we send our bid and it is accepted, we then send the contract and addendum to the artist agency for their review/edit and signature. This is then sent back to Gustavus, which we then review any edits the agency made and confirm the final product. The projected announcement will be at the student involvement fair… this announcement will also include the date of the show and ticket sales.

3) Once we secure the headliner, the CAB concerts committee will start looking into selecting an opener, likely someone who compliments the big concert headliner. We would love to find someone that is from the Twin Cities or regional area.

Thank you all very much for your continued support! We can’t wait to get those contracts in so we can announce to you all who will be coming this spring. It’s bound to be a great show!


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