(editor's pick)Spring Jam
Friday, April 26, 2013 7 PM - 11 PM
Clubs / Nightlife, Concert / Live Music
Contact: Kristina LeMire 612.867.2239
Contact Dept: University Program Council
Chester Fritz Auditorium
3475 University Ave.
Grand Forks, ND 58202
UND’s own Tate Maris to team up with national touring acts Emerson Drive and Matt Nathanson for inaugural ‘Spring Jam’ concert, Friday, April 26
University of North Dakota student and musician Tate Maris and national touring acts Emerson Drive and Matt Nathanson will perform from 8 to 11 p.m., Friday, April 26, at the first-ever Spring Jam, at the Chester Fritz Auditorium.
Tickets are free to students and are available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in the Student Government Office in the memorial union. The last day to get tickets is by 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 26. Students must have a valid student ID (one ticket per student).
Tickets will be made available to the public for $10, beginning April 20, via http://www.ticketmaster.com and the Chester Fritz Auditorium box office.
The doors will open at 7 p.m., the night of Spring Jam, and all seating is general admission.
The event is sponsored by University Program Council and the Association of Residence Halls Programming Board.
Tate Maris is a singer/songwriter from Denver, who now studies at UND. Maris is known for his alternative, acoustic style of music and strong storytelling through his songs. His records include "Like Giants" and "Burn the Ships," released in 2012, and are available for purchases on iTunes. He has majored in accounting while at UND.
Emerson Drive is a Canadian Country music band founded in 1995. The bands is Brad Mates (lead vocals), Danick Dupelle (guitar and backing vocals), Mike Melancon (drums), Dale Wallace (keyboards and vocals) and David Pichette (fiddle). In 1999, the band changed its name form 12 Gauge to Emerson Drive and moved to Nashville to find a major label record deal. It has recorded seven studio albums under the name 12 Gauge and Emerson Drive, but its biggest commercial success came as Emerson Drive.
The band, known for hit singles such as "Moments," "Believe," "Countrified," "Fall into Me," and "Last One Standing;" won Billboard Magazine's Top New Artist of 2002, several of Canadian County Music Association awards and was nominated for Top Vocal Group of the Year in 2007 by the Academy of Country Music, among many other national nominations and awards.
Matt Nathanson, a native of Massachusetts, is an American singer/songwriter whose works is a blend of folk and rock music. In addition to singing, he plays acoustic and electric guiar, and has played both solo and with a full band. His work includes the platinum-selling song "Come On Get Higher," as well as the song "Faster," and "Run," recorded with county music's Sugarland.
Parking InformationUnless special parking arrangements have been stated above, off-campus guests for this event may use the pay-as-you-go option in the Parking Ramp (corner of 2nd Ave N and Columbia Road), the Visitor Lot (off Centennial Drive), or a Parking Meter. Parking in any other parking lot on-campus requires a parking pass which can be purchased directly through UND Parking and Transportation Services, 3925 Campus Rd Stop 9030 (8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday).
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