CORTLAND, N.Y. – Concert-goers can expect triple the entertainment when SUNY Cortland’s annual Spring Fling concert takes place Saturday, April 30, as three acts will headline the event: electronic dance duo The White Panda along with hip hop artists Jeremih and Ty Dolla $ign.
Organized by the College’s Student Activities Board (SAB), the show is slated to begin at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6 p.m. Only a limited number of tickets will be sold.
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SUNY Cortland students can purchase one ticket for $20, cash only, at the Corey Union information desk from Monday, March 21, through Friday, March 25. Any remaining tickets will be available for purchase by the general public for $30, cash only, starting Monday, March 28, at the same location.
Ticket sale times will be released closer to these dates.
The White Panda, an electronic pop duo that experiments with mash-ups of popular songs, previously performed at SUNY Cortland for the College’s Cortaca Jug concert in 2014, entertaining a capacity crowd in the Moffett Center Gymnasium. Tom Evans and Dan Griffith, the Chicago pair behind The White Panda, reached Soundcloud’s top five most-played artists in 2011. They also have produced 27 singles to reach No. 1 on Hype Machine.
The band has toured alongside Mac Miller, Mike Posner, Wale and Ghostland while also sharing the stage with MGMT, Steve Akoi, Gym Class Heroes and Dispatch. The White Panda has released six albums to date, including their most recent, “The Pawprint,” which came out in early December.
Jeremih, a 2016 Grammy nominee and Chicago native born Jeremy Felton, has topped the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop chart and has produced three Billboard top-ten hits since 2009. Performing on the Def Jam Recording label, he earned an iHeartRadio Music Award for Hip Hop/R&B Song of the Year in 2015 for the single, “Don’t Tell ’Em,” featuring YG. He also has received nominations at the American Music Awards, the NAACP Awards and the Billboard Music Awards.
His Grammy nomination for best R&B performance came earlier this year for “Planes,” featuring past Spring Fling headliner J. Cole.
Jeremih’s third and most recent studio album, “Late Nights,” was released in December and features collaborations with J. Cole, Big Sean, Future and Ty Dolla $ign. His next album is expected out later this year.
Ty Dolla $ign, a Los Angeles-based artist born Tyrone Griffin, has performed alongside past SUNY Cortland Spring Fling headliners Wiz Khalifa and Big Sean as well as Chris Brown, Tyga and others. He released his first mixtape, “Beach House,” in 2012 followed by a second recording, “Beach House 2,” which featured guest appearances from Wiz Khalifa, Too $hort and Juicy J.
Among his first singles, “Paranoid,” featuring B.o.B, cracked the Billboard Hot 100 List in 2014. Performing on the Taylor Gang Records and Atlantic Records labels, Ty Dolla $ign released his debut solo album, “Free TC,” in November.
The College’s annual Spring Fling carnival will take place from noon to 3 p.m. the same day of the concert on the lawn in front of Moffett Center.
To stay current with Spring Fling-related news, follow SAB on Twitter and Instagram at @CortlandSAB. For more information on the event, contact the Campus Activities Office at 607-753-5574.
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