MACON – Mercer University’s QuadWorks Fall Concert will feature Janelle Monae and fun. The concert is part of the national Campus Consciousness Tour and will be held Oct. 7 at the Grand Opera House in downtown Macon at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 for the public and $8 for Mercer students.
“Janelle Monae and fun. are both ridiculously talented artists who give amazing, high-energy performances,” said Anne Biggs, co-chair of the event for QuadWorks. “The environmental activism aspect of this tour is appealing since Mercerians are very service-oriented individuals. The concert will offer students the opportunity to attend a unique and fun show downtown and chill out a bit before the stress of midterms.”
Janelle Monae is an R&B and soul singer-songwriter from Kansas City, Kan., who has been called “a different kind of diva” by Vogue Magazine and “a true visionary…one of the most important signings of my career” by Sean “Diddy” Combs. She has had success with her Grammy-nominated debut EP, “Metropolis: The Chase Suite,” in 2008, and her first full-length LP, “The ArchAndroid,” in 2010.
Indie rockers fun. released their debut album, titled “Aim and Ignite,” in 2009 and are represented by record label Fueled By Ramen. The band was formed in 2008 with by former The Format member Nate Ruess, along with new bandmates Andrew Dost and Jack Antonoff.
QuadWorks, the student activities board of Mercer, is holding the concert in conjunction with the environmental non-profit organization, Reverb, as part of the fall Campus Consciousness Tour. The objective of the Campus Consciousness Tour is to educate, entertain and raise awareness about environmental issues and activism through live music. Artists such as Passion Pit, Drake, OAR and Wiz Khalifa have participated in the Campus Consciousness Tour. The Campus Consciousness Tour includes partners Brita, Ben & Jerry’s and Silk Soy Milk, which will be on Mercer’s campus distributing giveaways the day of the event.
Tickets are $8 for students and $15 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased at The Grand’s box office, located at 400 Poplar St., weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or the University Center box office on Mercer’s campus weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Additionally, tickets can be purchased through Mercer Ticket Sales by calling (478) 301-5470 or visiting the Mercer Ticketing Office website, tickets.mercer.edu.
About Mercer University
Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The University enrolls more than 8,200 students in 11 schools and colleges – liberal arts, law, pharmacy, medicine, business, engineering, education, theology, music, nursing and continuing and professional studies – on major campuses in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah and at four regional academic centers across the state. Mercer is affiliated with two teaching hospitals — Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah and the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, and has educational partnerships with Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Warner Robins and Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta. The University operates an academic press and a performing arts center in Macon and an engineering research center in Warner Robins. Mercer is the only private university in Georgia to field an NCAA Division I athletic program. For more information, visit www.mercer.edu.
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