Ticket details announced for Cortaca concert

The following is a republished press release…to submit a community announcement, email Peter Blanchard at pblanchard@cortlandvoice.com.


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CORTLAND, N.Y. – Plans are taking shape for SUNY Cortland’s Nov. 14 Cortaca Jug concert, which will bring indie pop band Echosmith to campus after the football game, showcase the talent of a Red Dragon rock musician and give away four iPad minis to randomly selected attendees.

Concert tickets will be sold Monday, Oct. 26, through Wednesday, Oct. 28, from noon to 4 p.m. each day at the Corey Union Information Desk. They will cost $5 for SUNY Cortland students, $7 for students who do not attend the College and $10 for general admission.

In order to receive the student ticket prices, SUNY Cortland students must show their Cortland ID at the time of purchase.

Ticket purchasers will receive one raffle ticket for a chance to win one of four iPad minis or one of 15 band meet-and-greet passes at the evening concert, which will take place in Park Center Corey Gymnasium at a time to be announced. Additional raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the concert.

Local rock band Free House is expected to open for Echosmith after recently winning “Cortland’s Got Talent,” a talent competition put on by the College’s Student Activities Board (SAB) on Oct. 11.

The group’s drummer is Weston Button, a new media design major at SUNY Cortland. Free House is a trio of musicians who began playing together during their sophomore year at Homer High School and now study at three nearby colleges. In addition to Button, they include James McClorn, a Tompkins Cortland Community College student who plays guitar and provides vocals, and Evan Lewis, a Cornell University student who plays bass.

“I’d describe us as a rock band with a pop-punk sound,” McClorn said. “We’re inspired by bands like Nirvana, but some people say we have that Blink 182 sound.

“We were obviously stoked to win the talent contest and we’re just so excited to have the chance open for Echosmith. We love their stuff.”

Made up of four siblings who range in age from 16 to 22, Echosmith is best known for the hit single “Cool Kids,” which earned double platinum status and reached No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart last fall.

The concert marks just one of several campus events that will entertain students throughout Cortaca Jug weekend. A full schedule will be announced leading up to SUNY Cortland’s Nov. 14 rivalry football game.

Cortaca Jug game ticket information

Tickets to the game will be on sale for SUNY Cortland students, faculty, staff and Auxiliary Services Corporation employees Monday, Nov. 2, and Tuesday, Nov. 3, from 5 to 9 p.m. in Corey Union, Room 406. Sales will be limited to one ticket per person, while supplies last. Additional tickets will not be sold on these two days.

Tickets cost $10 each and only cash will be accepted. A SUNY Cortland ID also will be required to purchase a ticket.

Any remaining tickets will be sold on Wednesday, Nov. 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from 5 to 9 p.m. in Corey Union, Room 406. These tickets are limited to two per person at $10 each, with only cash accepted.

All seating for the game, which takes place at Ithaca College’s Butterfield Stadium, is considered general admission.


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