UPC To Present Grammy-Nominated Artist J.Cole For Spring Concert

Apr. 23, 2012


FLORENCE, Ala. – The University Program Council at the University of North Alabama will bring Grammy-nominated Best New Artist and rap performer J.Cole to campus for the annual spring concert May 1 at 7 p.m. in Flowers Hall. Tickets are free to UNA students, $20 for general admission and $25 at the door.
 
J. Cole is well known for his debut album “Cole World: The Sideline Story” that was released in September of 2011 by Jay-Z’s “Iabel Roc Nation.” The album debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200, Top R&B Albums and Top Rap Albums charts. He was nominated as Best New Artist at the 54th Grammy Awards.
 
Cheryl Mathis, coordinator of programming in the Office of Student Engagement, said J.Cole is coming to UNA’s campus as part of the Campus Consciousness Tour. Special guest Chase N. Cashe will also perform at the spring concert, along with a free acoustic set by Pete Kilpatrick.  Games, prizes and free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream will also be provided to attendees.
 
“For students, the spring concert is something that they have already built into their expectations for the year,” Mathis said. “I encourage students to check it out. (J.Cole) is a higher caliber artist and will just keep getting bigger.”
 
The Campus Consciousness Tour is a project created by Reverb, an environment nonprofit organization. According to the official CCT website, the “half rock tour, half environmental campaign” seeks to encourage students to be engaged in both music and environmental sustainability.
UNA students can pick up their tickets in the Office of Student Engagement. For general admission, visit www.una.edu/boxoffice to buy a ticket. For more information about the concert, contact the Office of Student Engagement at 256-765-4248 or visit www.una.edu/upc.