Homecoming act revealed: Steve Aoki

Courtesy / BBE Booking Agency
Steve Aoki

Courtesy / BBE Booking Agency Steve Aoki

Kari Norton

The suspense is over: Grand Valley State University’s Spotlight Productions have finally revealed that the artist taking the stage at this year’s homecoming concert is none other than electronic performer Steve Aoki.

This year’s concert is bound to be one big party that will leave nobody wanting to stay seated, Music Chair Carter Long said.

“This is the first year since I started going here in 2012 or that I have heard of that GVSU has had an electronic artist for homecoming,” Long said. “While other genres can be just as fun, this will be unlike
anything GVSU has seen at a homecoming concert.”

Vice President of Marketing Corey Orvis said it’s going to be different from any concert GVSU and Spotlight Productions have hosted in the past, making it an experience no one will want to miss.

“It’s a concert (or show) that reels you in and gets you involved,” Orvis said. “It’s one of those shows where the artist feeds off the energy of the crowd. The more the crowd gets hyped, the better it is for the concert experience, and I don’t think there has been a show like that before (at GVSU).”

Every year Spotlight tries to bring in an artist from a different genre, and this year’s show is expected to be a high energy event with a lot of visual effects.

“It’s hard to please everyone because everyone has different tastes in music, so this year we wanted to do something that everyone could enjoy, that was the idea,” Orvis said. “That is what’s great about Steve Aoki: you can go to the show and still have a great time no matter your preference in music.”

Tickets for the concert will go on sale Sept. 9 at the 20/20 desk in Kirkhof Center. Prices will be $10 for students before Oct. 14 and $15 after. The general public can also purchase tickets for $20.

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